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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

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar

https://news.mongabay.com/2011/01/egyptian-jackal-is-actually-ancient-wolf/

 

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