(CNN)The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced its most recent discovery of a preserved double graveyard containing the remains of a man, his wife, and mummified animals, including cats and mice.
Egypt discovers a tomb full of mummified cats, mice and other animals
Scientists believe the discovery, which was unveiled Friday, is from the Ptolemaic period, which dates back more than 2,000 years. The tomb was found in the city of Akhmim about four miles from Sohag.
"It's one of the most exciting discoveries ever in the area," said Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The most impressive discovery was that of 50 animals and a human mummy. Eagles, falcons, ibex, cats and mice were all found mummified in the tomb.