Egyptian animal mummies

Ancient Egyptians really loved their dogs and cats – not to mention their snakes, crocodiles and birds.

Animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs’ tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings. Others had their own special cemeteries, where they were buried in coffins as elaborately carved as those of royal family members.

To read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/9887046/Egypts-animal-mummies

 

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