Leopard 'Guardian of Dead' painted on sarcophagus lid discovered in Aswan

February 25, 2020 - General

Archaeologists with the Egyptian-Italian Mission at West Aswan (EIMAWA) have released the first images from a necropolis they discovered a year ago, including that of a leopard’s face in vivid colour painted on the wooden lid of a sarcophagus, a sort of “guardian” of the dead.

Virtual rendition of the painting of the leopard face
[Credit: University of Milan]The mission, led by Egyptologist Patrizia Piacentini of Milan State…

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