I love environmental history. Things are nearly always more complex and less simplistic than we think. Thank you for sharing this!
This video is called Sacred Egyptian Animals : Documentary on the Important Creatures of Ancient Egypt.
Ancient art fills in Egypt’s ecological history
Mammal populations shrank during three abrupt climate shifts over the past 6,000 years.08 August 2013
Ancient Egyptian artefacts, like this elaborately carved ivory knife handle from 3300-3100 BCE, helped scientists determine how mammal populations in Egypt have changed over time. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, Brooklyn Museum
Ancient Egyptian rock inscriptions and carvings on pharaonic tombs chronicle hartebeest and oryx — horned beasts that thrived in the region more than 6,000 years ago. Researchers have now shown that those mammal populations became unstable in concert with significant shifts in Egypt’s climate.
The finding is based on a fresh interpretation of an archaeological and palaeontological record of ancient Egyptian mammals pieced together more than a decade ago by the zoologist…
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