Are the animal mummies wrapped in an additional netting? Or is that original
Yes, the mummies are all in a very fine modern netting used for conservation purposes. Good eye!
Oh wow, that’s cool!
What is the ibis mummy
Hi! An ibis is a type of water bird with a long, curved beak. The ancient Egyptians associated them with Thoth, the god of wisdom and writing.
There were certain temples where the priests bred the birds specifically to be mummified and sold to the public for making donations to the god.
What did the ibis symbolize something that made them so popular?
Their long beak resembled the reed pens used by scribes, which is how they came to be associated with the god Thoth.