Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Exhibits

In the ancient burial ground at Saqqara, Egypt, one animal cemetery alone has yielded over four million individual ibis mummies. And the nearby dog cemetery contained over seven million mummies, with countless others found throughout Egypt. This unusual aspect of ancient Egyptian culture and religion—the mummification of animals—has remained largely a mystery. Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt explores the religious purpose of these mummies, how they were made, and why there are so many.

Start Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
End Date
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Venue
Brooklyn Museum
City

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt