Residents of ancient Egyptian home appear to have lived the high life

01/23/2014 | LiveScience.com

Cattle bones and leopard teeth found within the remains of a 4,500-year-old estate near the Pyramids of Giza suggest that the residents lived a high-class lifestyle. Archaeologists working at a site near the Sphinx found remnants of the once-opulent home, which held at least 21 rooms, while excavating a city that existed around the time the last of the Giza pyramids was being built. "Almost all the cattle are under 10 months of age ... they are eating veal," said Richard Redding of Ancient Egypt Research Associates and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan.

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