Our Museum has many examples of mummies on display including a rare mummified Apis bull head, cat mummies, and a mummified catfish. Almost all types of animals were mummified in ancient Egypt, from fish to snakes to bulls to monkeys. They even found a mummified egg. Cats were among the kinds of animals that were mummified most frequently.
Throughout most of their history the ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well as people. Most of the animal mummies that have survived have come from the late Pharaonic and Greco-Roman Periods. View Gallery A below.