How Did A Cow In Egypt Become A Mummy?

It happened in Egypt’s Sahara Desert. During the 1950’s, a cow was being trucked from one oasis to another.

Unknown to the driver, the cow fell out of the truck and soon died from the intense heat. Its body did not decay and rot. This can only happen when there a microbes in the air, as they break down the tissues of the body.

But in this part of the desert, the air is too dry even for microbes. Passing motorists propped the dried-out body of the cow against a stone so that it would serve as a landmark.

It may not be wrapped in strips of cloth, but it is a mummy! Did you know that some of the sand dunes in the Sahara are hundreds of feet high and 100 miles long?

In fact, 96 percent of Egypt is made up of the desert sands of the Sahara.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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