Scanning Sobek: Mummy of the Crocodile God
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This display in Room 3 of the British Museum takes a closer look at the crocodile mummy worshipped by the ancient Egyptians as the embodiment of Sobek, the crocodile god. Dating from 650-550 BC, the mummified snapper measures nearly four metres long and has 20 mummified crocodile hatchlings attached to its back. Thanks to the Royal Veterinary College London who scanned the beast, a 3D model has been created revealing more about the sacred reptile including details of its last meal. Cuts of meat are still sat in the stomach which, along with some other organs, was not removed by the embalmers.