Mysterious dog mummies


The animal sacrifice ritual is one of the unsolved mysteries of ancient Egypt. The German scientist Mélanie Flossmann-Schütze is researching the underground animal cemetery of Tuna el-Gebel, where hundreds of thousands of embalmed animals are stored. These sacrificial rituals are among the last secrets of ancient Egypt. The archaeologist collects circumstantial evidence of a gigantic fraud perpetrated by the ancient priests on the faithful. X-ray examinations prove the existence of many “false” mummies containing only individual animal body parts or cloth.



Broadcast date 11. Januar 2020 um 22.40 Uhr auf arte
Length 52'
Written and directed by: Michael Gregor
Camera: Alexander Hein
Editor: Kjell Peterson
Editorial advisor: Peter Allenbacher (ZDF arte)
Production: Christin Gumpert
Line producer: Ulrike Schwerdtner
Producer: Jasmin Gravenhorst
Filming location: Ägypten, England, Deutschland