An archaeological mission uncovered the oldest pet cemetery in the world, found in the port of Berenice, southern Egypt, possessing the remains of more than 500 cats, three dogs, 15 monkeys, a fox, and a falcon, according to the "Life Science" website, and some were wearing decorated necklaces. With glass and stones.
The scientists who supervised the research said that these animals were working for their owners, for example, cats helped catch mice, and dogs worked as hunting and guarding.
The researcher Usipinska pointed out that the things that distinguished this cemetery were that the animals were placed on one of its sides, as if they were in a sleeping position, and that their death was the result of complications of their long life, or due to diseases and deformities.