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Egyptian Animal Mummies

 

The ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well as humans.

They probably made more ibis mummies than any other type of animal mummy. These were large wading birds. Sometimes they were placed in pottery containers or even ibis-shaped wooden coffins.

Displayed at the Rijksmuseum in Leiden, the Netherlands Displayed at the Rijksmuseum in Leiden, the Netherlands

Then they were stored in an ibis catacomb.

Displayed at the Rijksmuseum in Leiden, the Netherlands

 

Cat mummies were a close second. To read the sad story of Egyptian cat mummies, you can find the tale here.

 Displayed at the British Museum in London, England

 

But there are many others, including:

Dogs

Displayed at the Louvre in Paris, France

 

Baboons

Displayed at the British Museum in London, England

 

Fish

Displayed at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Gazelles

 

Books about Egyptian Animal Mummies

Books for Children