Mummified animals – level 2

07-10-2015 07:00

Mummification was a practice in Ancient Egypt. People used it to preserve dead bodies.

The Manchester Museum put together an exhibition. It shows that Egyptians also included animals in their practice. Some of the pieces on show are a little strange. One mummified crocodile has 8 heads.

Egyptians often used images of animals to communicate with the gods. They also created animal mummies and small bronze statues as gifts to the gods.

Difficult words: ancient (very old), preserve (to keep something good for a long time), exhibition (a show at a museum).

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What do you think about these animal mummies?

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