Camden (Borough of)

London – Camden – British Museum (Mummy of a Young Bull)

I’m not sure quite what this young bull would have thought of spending his life in eternity like this, but he lived in the period after 30AD. The bull was found in Thebes, an ancient Egyptian city, and was acquired by the British Museum in 1821 from the archaeologist Henry Salt. Salt did a good job at sourcing items for the museum, forming a strong relationship with the ruler of Egypt, the Pasha Mohamed Ali, with large numbers of items leaving the country.