Egyptian Relief showing a butcher and an ox

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016

This limestone fragment of a stela or a block from chapel wall depicts a butcher who cuts up a leg of beef. At the upper part, there is a pile of meat. Some of the the hieroglyphic inscriptions read "meat of ox". From Saqqara, Egypt. Old Kingdom, 2686-2181 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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