It’s not as hard as you’d think to find Egyptian mummies.
For nearly four thousand years, from 3100 B.C. to 649 A.D., Egyptians mummified their dead.
That made for a lot of mummies lying about—about 500 million, according to best estimates.
And that’s just the humans; there were animals, too—cats, wild dogs, bulls, fish, birds, scorpions, insects, baboons, and crocodiles.
One tomb that archaeologists uncovered, for example, contained more than a million mummified birds.
Those Egyptians sure loved their mummies, and their love is evident by the number of mummies that still remain today. Some almost perfectly preserved.