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  • Writer's pictureMarina Veronica

Which wild "dog" forms the lid for an Egyptian canopic jar from the New Kingdom ?

Here are some clues:

1. Found in Africa and Southern Asia

2. Hunt small mammals, birds, and reptiles

3. Most active at dawn or dusk

4. Can maintain speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time

5. Normally hunt alone or in pairs

6. Forms the lid of the canopic jar that contains the stomach of the deceased

Answer: The Jackal, which since 2015 has been identified as an ancient African wolf


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