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NOVA: Animal Mummies DVD

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Item #: WB8692
NOVA: Animal Mummies It wasn't just their pharaohs that the ancient Egyptians bundled up for the next world. Huge underground vaults were packed from floor to ceiling with a menagerie of mummified beasts - everything from falcons and ibises to cats and dogs, monkeys, shrews, fish, beetles, bulls and crocodiles. Animal mummies were cranked out on an industrial scale to ... More
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NOVA: Animal Mummies It wasn't just their pharaohs that the ancient Egyptians bundled up for the next world. Huge underground vaults were packed from floor to ceiling with a menagerie of mummified beasts - everything from falcons and ibises to cats and dogs, monkeys, shrews, fish, beetles, bulls and crocodiles. Animal mummies were cranked out on an industrial scale to feed a nationwide obsession, including a staggering 8 million preserved pooches at one site alone. So why did they do it? NOVA joins a team of leading Egyptologists who deploy the latest medical imaging to peer beneath the wrappings without damaging the animal stiffs inside. The results are enlightening, often surprising insights into the beliefs and practices that clung to the Egyptian quest for immortality.

Producer: Jon Eastman, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell
Production Company: BBC
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Jon Eastman
Narrator: Craig Sechler
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Margaret
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4.0 star rating
03/05/23
Informative but could have been better
Review by Margaret on 03/05/23 review stating Informative but could have been better
While the information presented in this dvd is useful, I wish the producers shown more CT scans of the various mummies instead of reusing clips of the staged display. It would have been better if there had been less emphasis on the spookiness angle.

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