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#42 Ancient Egypt’s Animal Mummy Scandal


There was an enormous demand for animal mummies, as religious offerings, in ancient Egypt and it appears that about a third of ancient Egyptians were ripped off by corrupt embalmers.

Scientists say they have exposed a scandal at the heart of Ancient Egypt’s animal mummy industry.


Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Pharaoh Akhenaten. Guests include Kate Spence, Richard Parkinson and Elizabeth Frood.

Ancient Egyptian tomb unearthed in Luxor containing husband and wife Sa-Mut and Ta Khaeet >>

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Art, Meds, and Fuel – The Surprising Historical Uses of Ancient Mummies >>

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What is a Pyramid doing in the Heart of Rome?
The Pyramid of Cestius >>

Sobeknefru, Powerful Pharaoh and Queen of the Dragon Court 

Named after the crocodile God Sobek, Sobeknefru, whose name means ‘she who shows the beauty of Sobek’, succeeded her brother to the throne of Egypt. More>>

A team of archaeologists from the French-Egyptian Centre for the Study of Karnak Temples has made a new discovery near the temple of Ptah at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt, during routine excavation works.

2,700-Year-Old Osiris Statue

Cleaners break Tutankhamun’s burial mask – then glue it back together >>

 The Veneration and Worship of Felines in Ancient Egypt >>

More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.

Very Old Newsletters from the distant past>>

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