Animal Mummies Revealed
14 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
This exhibition has closed
This fascinating exhibition explored ancient Egyptian animal mummies, prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. Visitors had the opportunity to explore the background behind this religious practice in the context of life in ancient Egypt and the environment in which the animals lived.
The exhibition featured mummified specimens such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds and also included a recreation of a subterranean animal catacomb, creating an immersive and atmospheric experience.
Using animal mummies from a variety of UK collections, the exhibition looked at the use of science, such as CT imaging, to learn more about the subject.
World Museum worked on this exhibition in partnership with Manchester Museum, Glasgow Museums and The University of Manchester.
Have a look at some of the animal mummies that you could see in the exhibition, including jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds.
Buy animal mummies and ancient Egyptian toys, books and ornaments online.