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70 Million Animal Mummies: Egypt's Dark Secret

Episode 11 of 19

Documentary investigating the use of modern medical technology to scan Egyptian animal mummies from museums across the world.

Investigating the use of modern medical technology to scan Egyptian animal mummies from museums across the world. By creating 3D images of their content, experts are discovering the truth about the strange role animals played in ancient Egyptian belief.

This episode of Horizon also meets the scientists working in Egypt who are exploring the ancient underground catacombs where mummies were originally buried to reveal why the ancient Egyptians mummified millions and millions of animals.

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Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed
Scientists say they have exposed a scandal at the heart of Ancient Egypt's animal mummy industry.

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Director Jon Eastman
Producer Jon Eastman
Series Editor Steve Crabtree

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