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Animal mummy ‘scandal’ revealed

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 11, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Scientists say they have exposed a scandal at the heart of Ancient Egypt’s animal mummy industry.

A scanning project at Manchester Museum and the University of Manchester has revealed that about a third of the bundles of cloth are empty inside.

Researchers believe there was a huge appetite for these religious offerings, and demand for the mummies may have outstripped supply.

The project has been followed by the BBC’s Horizon programme.

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