A research group of the Sikait project recently published in the American Journal of Archaeology the results of excavations in January 2019 at the ancient port of Berenique, located in the eastern desert of Egypt.
They identified a small, traditional Egyptian temple that blemmies adapted to their own belief system after the fourth century, and scientists called it the Sokol Temple and found in it garpoons, statues in the shape of a cube and statue with instructions related to religious activities.
The most notable finding is 15 socks inside the temple, most of which are naked. Although the graves for religious purposes have already been observed in the Nile Valley, like the worship of individual birds of this species, researchers have discovered for the first time birds buried in the temple.
In other places, researchers found mummified decapitated falcons, but always only individual individuals rather than groups. There's a curious inscription on the hotel saying, "It's not proper to cook a head." It's not a dedication or a sign of gratitude, but a message that prohibits all visitors from boiling the heads of animals inside the temple, which is considered a blasphemous occupation.
According to the authors of the study, "all these elements point to intense ritual activities that combine Egyptian traditions and the rituals of the people of Blemmia, and discovery increases the knowledge of archaeologists about the semi-nomadic people who lived in the eastern desert during the decline of the Roman Empire.