The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has gone online to find people to adopt mummified pets. Animals available for adoption include cats, snakes, crocodiles, monkeys and even the extinct sacred ibis bird. Adopters receive an information pack including a certificate of adoption, background story on their adopted animal and a photo. Under the scheme people can co-parent a mummified pet or be a sole adopter.
Money raised will help to pay for a climate-controlled room, special conservation cases for the mummies and fund research. The mummified pets offer important information about ordinary life in ancient Egypt as well as the environment, and flora and fauna. The animals can be adopted on the Animal Mummy Project Website: www.animalmummies.com.
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