Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ancient Con?

Or not.

A massive analysis of Egyptian animal mummies indicates that a third of them contained complete animals - and another third contained only a few bones, with the last third being complete fakes.

The theory is that the farms that bred animals for mummification stopped being able to keep up with the demand. So, the makers cheated. What's unclear is whether the people at the time saw this as fakery or a reasonable thing to do.