Mummified crocodile

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House of Death (ground floor), Animals case

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A mummified crocodile, the provenance of which is unrecorded. Coffin boards were originally associated with this object, but their whereabouts is now unknown. It dates to the Late Dynastic to the Graeco-Roman period. It was presented to the Wellcome Museum by Petrie in 1929. This mummy was X-rayed by St James vets in Swansea on 8th December 2008 for the company Wild Dreams (for a TV documentary). It was found to contain the mummified remains of a lizard or baby crocodile measuring about 460mm long.

Last modified: 09 Mar 2021

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