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Genetic analysis of sacred ibis mummies sheds light on early Egyptian practices

November 16, 2019 - General

New genetic research into the mummification of ibises found in Egyptian catacombs has shed light on how Ancient Egyptians obtained millions of the ‘wise’ birds to sacrifice annually.

The ibises were mummified and placed in clay jars by temple priests then offered to Thoth who had the
appearance of a man but the head of an ibis [Credit: Griffith University]The research, led by Griffith University, investigated historical suggestions…

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