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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.

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