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