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Mummified Nilotic crocodiles (French Expedition, 1798-1800)

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Mummy wrappings and skulls of Nilotic crocodiles (Descrip. de l'Egypte, Hist. Nat. vol. I, Reptiles, Pl.5, 1809)


The crocodile, commonly seen along the Nile River, was associated in ancient Egypt 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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