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Ibis mummies from Thebes (Desc. Egy. 1809)


Fig.1: Ibis mummies, showing wrappings and a skeleton (Description de l'Egypte, Hist. Nat. vol. IIA, pl. 54, 1809)

The white ibis, considered sacred in Egypt and associated with the god Thoth, was frequently mummified and placed in tombs. These examples are from Thebes. Other examples illustration in the Description de l'Egypt are here.


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