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Mummified Puppy Found in Egyptian Tomb

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    Mummified Puppy Found in Egyptian Tomb Discovery News, May 1, 2009 A small bundle found at the feet of an ancient Egyptian mummy whose tomb was inscribed with
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      Mummified Puppy Found in Egyptian Tomb
      Discovery News, May 1, 2009

      A small bundle found at the feet of an ancient Egyptian mummy whose tomb
      was inscribed with the phrase "Hapi-Men" contained the remains of a
      young dog, according to University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology
      and Anthropology staff that have named the canine "Hapi-Puppy." The
      approximately 2,300-year-old puppy, revealed during a recent CT scan, is
      thought to be one of the world's rarest mummified animals. Early
      Egyptians often preserved cats, birds and even crocodiles, but not often
      dogs. Jennifer Wegner, a senior research scientist in the museum's
      Egyptian section, explained to Discovery News that unlike some of the
      other more commonly mummified animals, the ancient Egyptians "had no dog
      gods, per se, although certain gods, like Anubis, could take the form of
      a jackal." "In this case, we think Hapi-Men simply wanted to be buried
      with his beloved pet," she said, explaining that "Hapi-Men" translates
      roughly to, "The Apis bull endures," referring to the bull god Apis.

      http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/01/puppy-mummy-egypt.html

      See also MSNBC:
      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30519834/
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