Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mummified Crocodile Conservation

I hope you enjoy this video about the British Museum conserving a mummified ancient Egyptian crocodile with 30 baby crocodiles on its back. They're preparing it to be exhibited for the first time in 70 years. First they send it through a CT scanner to see what is inside and how it is mummified, but to do that they must inspect it for fragile areas and pack it up to be moved. Next they remove dust with inventive tools and reinforce certain areas with adhesive.


Dinan said...

Fascinating! I loved learning exactly how they cleaned and stabilized the croc. The use of ordinary materials to repair, just like I do when I'm saving a used item or found object. Good tips there.
And it's so...I almost want to say "sweet" that they mummified some babies on it's back.

bc said...

What Dinan said. Very interesting. Thanks Ciana for sending it. OP