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What is this species?

How old is it?

What is its clinical signs?

What was it used for?

 

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What is this species?

  • Ibis Mummy

How old is it?

  • Mature (all growth plates closed)
  • 3000 BC – 300 AD
  • Comercialization of votive mummies
    • ~1000 BC – 500 BC

What was its clinical signs?

  • Raised for the purpose of sacrifice to the God of Toth
  • Broken neck

What was it used for?

  • Snail predation to protect people from liver flukes.

Animal Mummies

  • Three types
    • Truly sacred animals or beloved pets
    • Pieces of animal used for food in the afterlife
    • Votive offerings (religious offerings)
      • The most common mummy (commercialized practice).
      • Animal souls acted as messengers between people on earth and Egyptian gods
      • The Ibis – honoring the god Toth
      • The Cat – honoring the god Bastet