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Nile crocodile (Desc. Egy. 1809)


Fig.1: The Nile crocodile, drawn by Redoute and Saint-Hilary (Description de l'Egypte, Hist. Nat. vol. I, Reptiles, Pl.1, 1809)

This figure shows both adult and juvenile examples. The crocodile was associated with the god Sobek, and was frequently mummified and placed in tombs at temples to Sobek.

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