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Ancient cocoons reveal hundreds of mummified bees from the time of the Pharaohs

Approximately 2975 years ago, Pharaoh Siamun governed over Lower Egypt while the Zhou Dynasty ruled in China. Meanwhile, in Israel, Solomon awaited his succession to the throne after David. In the region that we now know as Portugal, the tribes were nearing the conclusion of the Bronze Age. Notably, in the present-day location of Odemira on the southwest coast of Portugal, an unusual and uncommon phenomenon had occurred: an extensive number of bees perished inside their cocoons, their intricate anatomical features impeccably preserved.