Animal Mummification in Egypt Was an Ugly Business

More than 70 million animals were mummified and buried in catacombs across Egypt to satisfy religious devotees

WikiPhotos: Ancient Egypt Mummies of Animals

Recently, I visited an exhibit about the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses the Great and while I expected to see some human mummies, I was unprepared for all the animal ones.




There are thousands of years of human history and tens of thousands of stories to be told. This publication seeks to make a dent in them.

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