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Mummified crocodiles (Desc. Egy. 1809)


Fig.1: mummy wrappings and skulls of the Nile crocodile (Description de l'Egypte, Hist. Nat. vol. IIA, Pl. 51,1809)

The crocodile was associated with the god Sobek, and was frequently mummified and placed in tombs at temples to Sobek. Abundant examples of crocodiles in mummy cases made of  papyrus cartonage were found at Tebtunis in the Fayum region.

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