Egyptian Relief showing a butcher and an ox

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016
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This limestone fragment of a stela or a block from chapel wall depicts a butcher who cuts up a leg of beef. At the upper part, there is a pile of meat. Some of the the hieroglyphic inscriptions read "meat of ox". From Saqqara, Egypt. Old Kingdom, 2686-2181 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 21). Egyptian Relief showing a butcher and an ox. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4676/egyptian-relief-showing-a-butcher-and-an-ox/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Egyptian Relief showing a butcher and an ox." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4676/egyptian-relief-showing-a-butcher-and-an-ox/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Egyptian Relief showing a butcher and an ox." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.