You know the iconic ancient Egyptian mummies

You know the iconic ancient Egyptian mummies, but did you know they preserved millions of animals as well? Later this month you can unravel the mystery of ancient Egyptian animal mummification right here in Brooklyn. Drawn entirely from our renowned #bkmegyptianart collection, Soulful Creatures examines the purpose of animal mummies, how they were made, and why there are so many through examples of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other creatures, as well as ritual objects, presented alongside X-rays that reveal secrets hiding within the wrappings.
See #SoulfulCreatures Sep 29, 2017–Jan 21, 2018.
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