Crocodile mummy’s secrets revealed
A scanning project at Manchester Museum and the University of Manchester has been analysing hundreds of animal mummies.
The research has revealed that about a third of the bundles of cloth are empty inside.
However some - such as this two-metre-long mummified crocodile - contain a rich bounty, revealing the animals in remarkable detail.
Horizon - 70 Million Animal Mummies: Egypt's Dark Secret, Monday 11 May, 9pm, BBC Two.
11 May 2015
- From the section Science & Environment