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Ostrakon with the representation of a dancer in an acrobatic position
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Merit's funerary mask
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Sarcophagus of the vizier Gemenefherbak
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Maia chapel
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Horemheb e Amon
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Dea Sekhmet
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Ramesse II
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Sarcophagus of Butehamon
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Royal cubit given to Kha by Pharaoh Amenhotep II
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Mummy of Bull
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Natural mummy and kit
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Canteen Isiaca
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Papyrus of the Strike
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Tomb of Iti and Neferu
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Pleated tunic
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Book of the dead of Iuefankh
Ostrakon with the representation of a dancer in an acrobatic position
Merit's funerary mask
Sarcophagus of the vizier Gemenefherbak
Maia chapel
Horemheb e Amon
Dea Sekhmet
Ramesse II
Sarcophagus of Butehamon
Royal cubit given to Kha by Pharaoh Amenhotep II
Mummy of Bull
Natural mummy and kit
Canteen Isiaca
Papyrus of the Strike
Tomb of Iti and Neferu
Pleated tunic
Book of the dead of Iuefankh

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The Egyptian gods manifested themselves in various forms and many of them were associated with specific animals. The practice of mummification of animals has been known since 3000 BC. until it disappeared in the 4th century AD. In the temples, a specially selected specimen of the animal associated with the god was bred, considered an incarnation of him. At his death the body was mummified and placed in a sarcophagus. Other animals were mummified and brought to the temple as an ex voto. The bull was connected to the god Apis, royal power and the concept of strength.

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