Exhibition

Animal Mummies Revealed

Mummified cat

Detail of a mummified cat © National Museums Liverpool.

Date:
14 Oct 2016 - 26 Feb 2017
Booking:
Free exhibition, no booking required

This fascinating exhibition explores ancient Egyptian animal mummies, prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. Discover the background behind this religious practice in the context of life in ancient Egypt and the environment in which the animals lived.

Featuring mummified specimens such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds, the exhibition will also include a recreation of a subterranean animal catacomb, creating an immersive and atmospheric experience.

Using animal mummies from a variety of UK collections, the exhibition will also look at the use of science, such as CT imaging, to learn more about the subject.

World Museum has worked on this exhibition in partnership with Manchester Museum, Glasgow Museums and The University of Manchester.

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