Mummified Crocodile card

Mummified Crocodile


On display


Mummified young crocodile wrapped in bandages. The crocodile was the sacred animal of the god Sobek. The cult temples reared large numbers of crocodiles for mummification. Date uncertain but probably Late Period through to the Roman Period. The mummy was X-rayed in 1995 at National Museums Liverpool’s Conservation Centre, for a permanent exhibition, "Caught in Time", which explored the different ways museum conservators work with collections.