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Lion Statue

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Duration: 0:03:35 | Added: 23 Jan 2017
On whether there were ever lions in Egypt. Today, there are no lions roaming wild in north Africa, but evidence from ancient Egypt suggests that lions once did.

Could this Egyptian pottery lion, dated to 2,325 – 2,175 BC provide clues to what the north African lion might have looked like? Professor David Whyte Macdonald, Wildlife Conservation, University of Oxford. Object number: AN1896–1908E.189

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