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WIN Nova: Animal Mummies on DVD ... TODAY!

It was not just their pharaohs that the ancient Egyptians bundled up for the next world. Huge underground vaults were packed from floor to ceiling with a menagerie of mummified beasts - everything from falcons and ibises to cats and dogs, monkeys, shrews, fish, beetles, bulls and crocodiles.

Animal mummies were cranked out on an industrial scale to feed a nationwide obsession, including a staggering 8 million preserved pooches at one site alone. So why did they do it?

NOVA joins a team of leading Egyptologists who deploy the latest medical imaging to peer beneath the wrappings without damaging the animal stiffs inside.

The results are enlightening, often surprising insights into the beliefs and practices that clung to the Egyptian quest for immortality.

If you would like to win a copy of this fascinating new DVD, just answer this easy question about Egypt itself: Ancient Egypt produced one of historys earliest peace treaties, the _______ Peace Treaty, negotiated in 1259 B.C. with the Hittite Empire. But what is that missing word?

Send us your answers and if you are correct you will be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before July 15th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: ANIMAL MUMMIES DVDs to:

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