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Ancient Egyptian bestiary: Crows
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Crows

crow     Together with the vultures, crows got rid of carcasses. Especially gruesome is their appearance on the Battlefield Palette where they are shown pecking at the corpses of slain enemies. But being opportunists they also ate fruit. From the New Kingdom on they are depicted stealing fruit such as grapes and the fruit of the doum palm.[1]


Footnotes:
[1] Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer ed., Between Heaven and Earth. Birds in Ancient Egypt, Oriental Institute Museum Publications 35, 2012, p.78
 

 
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