5 mummified animals tell a new story of the past

Agnes Krippendorf, a textile restorer at the Badischen Landesmuseum, works on a cat mummy dated back...
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Mummified humans can teach us a lot about how ancient cultures viewed life and death, but they don’t tell the whole story.

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Animals were subject to mummification, too.

They have just as much to teach us about the people who lived with them.