A mummy
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Ancient Egypt: Scans reveal hidden secrets of animal mummies

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

A project in Manchester - in collaboration with the BBC's Horizon programme - has revealed that the contents of many of the bundles of cloth are not quite what they seem.

The BBC's science correspondent Rebecca Morelle has been finding out more.

Go to next video: Crocodile mummy’s secrets revealed