How did The Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose California obtain so many Egyptian mummies?

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.

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