Ibis Coffin from Ancient Egypt

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 17 November 2017

This ancient Egyptian coffin was made of bronze and gilded wood for an ibis. It dates to the Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE) and was found at Hermopolis, Egypt. (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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