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Mummified Crocodile: E.1.1894

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Mummified Crocodile




Crocodile mummy. This mummy contains a piece of animal bone, not an entire crocodile. Ptolemy V (204-180BC) issued a decree declaring that each pot bought at a necropolois should contain the mummy of one animal.

Measurements and weight

Length: 32.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1894) by University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.1.1894
Primary reference Number: 49399
Oldadmincategory: Misc
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 June 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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