Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cat Mummy

This cat-loving child of mine was entranced when we read this week how Egyptian cats were often mummified and buried with their owners.  She decided to mummify one of her stuffed cats and even made a coffin complete with hieroglyphs and a portrait mask.  No, she did not remove the cat's stuffing or embalm it.  Ick.  

Our studies about mummies were somewhat abbreviated as I could not quite bring myself to look at the gruesome photos in some our books.  Jacob, at 12, was not so queasy as Emily or me, but was intrigued by the mummification process.  All in all, we learned what what we needed to know.  

the Royal Cat before mummification

and after mummification  


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