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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:53 am    Post subject: interesting animal mummy Reply with quote

I don't really know why, but this crocodile mummy from Chicago somehow caught my attention. It is tiny and you can still see some of its teeth Very Happy



Any other "cute" ones? (stretching the meaning of the word cute a bit?)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... look like baby... Thank share with me... I love look around if there have more animals mummies.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a photo of it that I could find, but the O.I. also has an adorable little mummified shrew. I just wanna take it home with me!

I like that little croc mummy. You've told me about the one at the Leiden that is actually two juvenile crocs bundled together to look like one big croc, which seems like cheating to me. Razz

It's funny that I came across your post just now because I've been reading Margaret Drower's biography of Flinders Petrie, and last night I was reading about his excavations at Hawara (around 1887 or 1888). This included excavations of the nearby crocodile necropolis, where Petrie did find a number of actual adult crocodile mummies. I think the largest was around 15 feet long. Damn. This makes me wonder what the embalmers were thinking when the time came: "Okay, Hori, you hold it down while I make the incision."

But in my opinion the cat mummies are the cutest. You've seen some of them at the Field Museum, and this one is my favorite:



I mean, talk about cute. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kmt_sesh wrote:

I like that little croc mummy. You've told me about the one at the Leiden that is actually two juvenile crocs bundled together to look like one big croc, which seems like cheating to me. Razz

Yes, but not as bad as the bird mummies with a grand total of 3 feathers in it. Or a beautiful cat sarcophagus with .... nothing in it Smile

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It's funny that I came across your post just now because I've been reading Margaret Drower's biography of Flinders Petrie, and last night I was reading about his excavations at Hawara (around 1887 or 1888). This included excavations of the nearby crocodile necropolis, where Petrie did find a number of actual adult crocodile mummies. I think the largest was around 15 feet long. Damn. This makes me wonder what the embalmers were thinking when the time came: "Okay, Hori, you hold it down while I make the incision."

I can't remember reading where this little croc mummy came from.

LOL I wonder how often the phrase: "Are you sure he's really dead?" was uttered by the embalmers?

I can just see the AE version of hazing at the ancient embalmers academy: sending in the newbie to try and mummify a life crocodile.

Probably a good thing there was likely no academy. You know some stupid student would have come up with that "practical joke".

kmt_sesh wrote:
But in my opinion the cat mummies are the cutest.

Sure are Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know names of animal mummies?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, i believe the Crocodile was called John and the bird may have either been Kevin or Carl.. Laughing

Joking aside- i have heard recently that Egyptians did indeed name their animal mummies. I cannot remember where though, but i will have a look. Maybe a little odd, but a possible link to respect given to the dead- especially as the mummies (animal) would have been used as offerings to the gods, so the Egyptians may have held them in high regard.

Also mummified animals i have seen up- close- and- personal usually have their facial features drawn on the bandages and also the wrapping style can be exactly the same as with human mummies.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are mean, Styler. Evil or Very Mad Very mean! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You are mean, Styler. Evil or Very Mad Very mean! Very Happy


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I promise to be nice from now on...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ancient Egyptian pets were given names like we name our pets today, evidenced by over 70 names deciphered inscriptions identifying pet dog mummies


From Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_mummies#Beloved_pets

Is this what you meant? Were you actually referring to what ancient Egyptians called animal mummies as a collective?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a cat Ta-miu, pet of prince Thutmosis, brother of Akhenaten.
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