I’d like to introduce Ankhefenmut to you…he is our resident mummy! The mummy is from ancient Egypt on the African continent and he was preserved after death using a technique called mummification. He is about 3,000 years old. Ancient Egyptians developed a method for drying and wrapping a body in linen strips that made it last for thousands of years.
Did you know that the Egyptians were not the first to mummify their dead? The oldest found mummy was from South America.
Did you know that not only people were mummified? In fact animals were too. In Egypt it was common for cats to be mummified.
If you want to learn more about the mummification process, scan the QR code here to watch a video.
Now go into the other Egyptian gallery and try to find the mummified animals we have on display. What kind of animals are they? Your next stop is right in this room…in fact, it’s right in the center!