Animal Mummification In Egypt

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Not All Animal Mummifications Hold Real Remains Not only did Egypt mummify humans, but tons of animals were also mummified. Mummification was a huge part of ancient Egyptian culture having to do with religion. There were a few reasons why people and pets were mummified. One being that Egyptians wanted their beloved pets to be able to cross over with them into the afterlife. Other reasons included that the mummified pets were offerings to a specific god or that the pets were physical manifestations of some of the gods that Egyptians worshipped. People are now finding out that not all the animals that were mummified were actually animals. Egyptian researchers found that out of what were thought to be animal mummifications many don’t contain any animal remains. Researchers Find a Surprise with No Animals Remains Animals were extremely sacred within Egypt and people believed some of the animals were the living embodiment of particular gods. The preservation of these animals’ bodies through animal mummification became important, as if they were preserving bodies of the gods. Egyptian embalmers, the folk that were in…show more content…
Half of the Egyptian hieroglyphics are related to animals in some way. Animals were a crucial part to physical, as well as spiritual survival. They were a major part of the food chain, as well as a sort of karma. How well a person treated animals while they were on Earth and among the living was considered a direct line to how well their afterlife would be. Once someone died, it was believed that the gods would ask a series of questions including how well they treated animals. If anyone had killed an animal, they would be punished by death. Since many of the animals were thought to be some sort of god, Egyptians treated them with honor, hence the mummification ( It’s turning out that these animal mummifications fooled a lot of people until

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