Animal Mummies Revealed
14 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
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.
Have a peek at some of the animal mummies that you can see in the exhibition, including jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds.
Fantastic range of animal mummy events related to the exhibition.
Buy animal mummies and ancient Egyptian toys, books and ornaments online.