In the Ashai Shimbun display, families come face-to-face with an enormous mummified crocodile, wancient Egyptians believed was an incarnation of the crocodile god Sobek.
At nearly 4 metres long, this unusual mummy has over 25 baby crocodile hatchlings on its back, which can be clearly seen using the help of state-of-the-art CT scans. Families revel in the weird and wonderful mythology of Sobek and discover how ancient Egyptians worshiped him as both a crocodile and a man.
Families this half term discover the history of this extraordinary crocodile mummy, and the stories linking it to the other animal deities from around the world -- before getting creative!
Make your own animal gods to take home and listen to the tales of ancient peoples as told by the British Museum's storytellers.
Suitable for ages 5-8
|What||Teeth, Scales and Animal Tales, British Museum|
|Where||British Museum, Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Holborn (underground)|
15 Feb 16 – 19 Feb 16, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
|Price||£Free, drop in|
|Website||Click here for more from the British Museum|