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NOVA: Animal Mummies

Mummified cat, Manchester Museum.
Courtesy of Jon Eastman / BBC 2014
Mummified cat, Manchester Museum.

Airs Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. With compelling stories and spectacular visuals, NOVA programs demystify science and technology for viewers of all ages and spotlight people involved in scientific pursuits.

Dr. Sally Wasef, Griffith University, Australia, takes DNA samples from Ibis bird mummies, Saqqara Egypt.
Courtesy of Jon Eastman / BBC 2014
Dr. Sally Wasef, Griffith University, Australia, takes DNA samples from Ibis bird mummies, Saqqara Egypt.

“Animal Mummies” - From baboons to bulls, crocodiles to cows, a vast menagerie of animal mummies lies buried in Egyptian catacombs. Hi-tech imaging reveals what’s inside the bundles and the strange role that animals played in ancient Egyptian beliefs.

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Animal Mummies

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