Discovery of a predynastic elephant burial at Hierakonpolis, Egypt

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Barbara Adams;
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press
  • Journal: Archaeology International (issn: 1463-1725, eissn: 2048-4194)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5334/ai.0214
  • Subject: Elephant Burial | Petrie Museum | CC1-960 | Archaeology | Elephant Burial; Ancient Egypt; Hierakonpolis; Petrie Museum; | Hierakonpolis | Ancient Egypt

It has long been known that the ancient Egyptians buried such animals as dogs, baboons and cattle, sometimes in human tombs and sometimes in separate graves of their own. Now excavation in a cemetery associated with the large settlement of Hierakonpolis has led to the u... View more
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