Agnes Krippendorf, a textile restorer at the Badischen Landesmuseum, works on a cat mummy dated back to around 500-300 BCE. The mummy will be displayed as part of the museum's 'Ramses: Divine Ruler on the Nile' exhibition that opens on the 17.12.2016 and runs through to the 18.06.2017. Photo: Uli Deck/dpa | usage worldwide   (Photo by Uli Deck/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Unwrapped

5 mummified animals tell a new story of the past

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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.