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Fake Mummified Crocodile


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Title/s

Fake Mummified Crocodile

Category

organic remains

Name

reptile mummy

Description

crocodile fake mummy. This crocodile mummy contains only stone and pottery sherds inside, despite being relatively elaborate. Ptolemy V (204-180BC) issued a decree declaring that each pot bought at a necropolis should contain the mummy of one animal.

Field Collection

Hawara Egypt

Dimensions

height 32 cm

Period

Roman

Date

30 B.C. — A.D. 100

Provenance

given: British School of Archaeology in Egypt 1911 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Accession Number

E.70.1911 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 51297; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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