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Were animals mummified, too?
Amenophis III

Ask Amenophis:

  Do any modern cultures practice mummification?  
  Were animals mummified, too?  
  What parts of the body were removed before mummification?  
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Just as we may bury a favorite animal because that is what we do when a person dies, the Egyptians mummified their favorite pets because that is what they did when a person died. Some animals were considered sacred to particular gods: cats to Bastet and ibises to Thoth, for example. These animals were mummified when they died and the mummies were often placed in the gods' temples.
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