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Life and Death at the Dawn of Egyptian Civilization - Human Sacrifice

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« on: June 11, 2007, 06:30:45 pm »



Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Discovered in the tomb of a predynastic king, bone and ivory tags bear administrative records more than 5,000 years old—some of the earliest writing yet known. As interpreted by Günter Dreyer, the number of strokes on each tablet in the upper row records the size of a piece of fabric, with one stroke equal to one square cubit (about two and a quarter square feet). At left a bird and a mountain symbolize the sunlight that emerges in the east every morning. And at right two symbols show the origin of delivered goods—a tree stands for "agricultural estate"; a dog identifies the estate's founder.
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