The Secret of the Animal Mummies

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Animal sacrifice rituals are among Ancient Egypt’s last unsolved mysteries. Archeologist Mélanie Flossmann-Schütze explores the labyrinth of Tuna el-Gebel, where embalmed animals are buried. She is following the long-held suspicion that the ancient priests had committed a gigantic fraud on the faithful - a theory evidently supported by the many false mummies that have been detected by x-ray imaging.