The mummification of animals also began in Egypt

The mummification of animals also began in Egypt

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The Louvre-Lens museum has announced that the group of technicians that he put in to restore the mummy of a crocodile from Ancient Egypt has been completed and can be seen from last November 5 until next March 9, 2015. Until that date, everyone who is like this You will be able to see the largest crocodile in the museum itself, the most impressive of all its collections.

As we all know, in Ancient Egypt it was customary to mummify people, especially those who had a certain purchasing power or an important social position. But it was not only done with people but also with animals such as cats, dogs, monkeys or even crocodiles, where many of them were subjected to the same procedure as their owner, even with the creation of a special sarcophagus or a stele. mortuary.

The motif of mummification It was to prevent a corpse from decomposing and therefore they performed a complex funeral ritual that had been established among many wealthy Egyptians, politicians or those who held a military rank of importance. They managed to keep his material body so that he could unite with his soul in the Hereafter and continue with his life.

Therefore, the people who could afford it, gave the order to mummify their pets or some animals to accompany them on their journey. Even with certain animals, the Egyptians saw the incarnation of a deity in them, and for this reason, in many temples they were provided with a special diet and when they died they were covered with jewels and a very elaborate funeral was given.

In this exhibition all visitors will be shown a large number of proposals where to acquire the knowledge of why and how, resulting in a very enjoyable visit with a plastic and an incredible staging.

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They will meet nine thematic sections, each with its own logical progression, which allows many aspects of Egyptian civilization to be known first-hand, such as cattle, writing, deities or the funeral rites that were performed when someone died, especially someone important.

The exhibition reveals the great wealth and variety of artistic productions and many of the objects that today are part of Ancient Egyptian history such as frog-shaped amulets, a coffin for a snake, ibis mummies and so on to more than 430 objects.

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