In ancient egypt, the practice of mummifying animals became widespread in the first millenium bcuntil the advent of christianity, visitors to temples could buy animal mummy bundles as offerings. Ancient egyptian animal mummies revealed at manchester museum exhibition unravelling the animal mummies of ancient egypt: creepy exhibition reveals what lies beneath the bandages of cats. Although humans have been the main subjects for mummification, animals were also mummified too many of the mummies found were animals that were cherished pets or mummies used as offerings to the gods such animals included cats, monkeys, hawks, andread more animal mummies. Different kinds of animals had unique and sacred associations with deities, and people of all social classes bought animal mummies take these three cat mummies: the smallest one, with perhaps the most detailed feline expression, is “an elaborate fake,” says brown—it doesn’t contain animal remains at all.
Animal mummies and bronzes statuettes were the most common votive offerings, or gifts to the god and the exhibition will also include a recreation of a subterranean animal catacomb that visitors. When andrew isn’t writing about animal mummies, he writes and performs comedy he hops on stage whenever he feels brave enough working with his friends in a group called the chaser, he’s written funny newspapers and books.
Animal mummies were also used as offerings to gods and were important when making offerings some gods, such as horus, who is represented by a falcon, was often left offerings often times it was difficult to breed falcons so sacrificial offerings were caught.
Animal mummies were cranked out on an industrial scale to feed a nationwide obsession, including a staggering 8 million preserved dogs at one site alone so why did they do it. The famous animal mummies of egypt served many functions, including representing deities the millions of dog mummies buried in egypt's dog catacombs , for instance, are dedicated to anubis, the. Egyptian animal mummies were an integral part of ancient life but why sometime around 1500 bc the egyptians began mummifying animals extensively thus, over the years, archaeologists have uncovered millions of egyptian animal mummies at sacred sites it is common knowledge that egyptians. Animal mummification originated in ancient egyptthey mummified various animals it was an enormous part of egyptian culture, not only in their role as food and pets, but also for religious reasons.
If king tut or the gilded lady come to mind when you think about mummies, you’re probably not alone—but humans weren’t the only ones to be mummified in fact, not only did animal mummies exist, their production made for a thriving business in ancient egypt. Usually when we tell an animal stay we don't mean for a thousand years we're glad it happens, though, because animal mummies have a lot to teach us from ancient egypt or the bogs of europe. Ancient egyptians created animal mummies for various reasons some were household pets buried alongside their deceased owners, or other animals that held special importance to the humans around them.