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Painted Coffin Footboard with Apis Bull

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 November 2015
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The Apis bull protected the dead on their way to the underworld. This explains its use as a design on coffin ends. Coffin footboard from Egypt, 8th to 4th century BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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About the Author

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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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 28). Painted Coffin Footboard with Apis Bull. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4259/painted-coffin-footboard-with-apis-bull/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Coffin Footboard with Apis Bull." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 28, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4259/painted-coffin-footboard-with-apis-bull/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Coffin Footboard with Apis Bull." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Nov 2015. Web. 08 May 2021.