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Ancient Egyptian bestiary: Squids
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Squids

Squid     Squids live in all the earth's oceans. In their depictions of the journey to Punt under Queen Hatshepsut the artists decorated the naval pictures with a variety of marine creatures, among them what looks like a Loligo squid.

Picture source: Dümichen, Johannes [Hrsg.], Die Flotte einer aegyptischen Koenigin aus dem XVII. Jahrhundert vor unserer Zeitrechnung und altaegyptisches Militair im festlichen Aufzuge auf einem Monumente aus derselben Zeit abgebildet: nebst einem Anhange enthaltend ... als ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Schifffahrt und des Handels im Alterthume, Leipzig, 1868
 
 

 
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