Egypt's Animal Mummies

Using modern science an international team reveals how and why the Ancient Egyptians preserved their animals just like their kings.


Deep within Ancient Egypt’s magnificent tombs are the perfectly preserved and elaborately decorated remains of millions of animals. From baboons to bulls, cats to crocodiles, new research into Egypt’s mummified menagerie is providing extraordinary insights into the Egyptians’ world. Travelling across Egypt and to state of the art laboratories in the UK and America, this two-part series shows how experts are using modern technology, including X-rays and CT scans, to decode the clues left within Egypt’s most unusual mummies, helping us to understand for the first time the true significance of animals to the Ancient Egyptians.


2 x 50 mins


Ancient Worlds, Science, Series


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