2,400-year-old coffin's 'odd' art hints at ancient Egypt's brain drain

December 12, 2014 2:19 PM

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2,400-year-old coffin's 'odd' art hints at ancient Egypt's brain drain

The funerary scene shown here is remarkably weird. The deceased is shown on a funerary bed which has a human headed bird called a Ba. A flying snake wearing the crown of Hathor (an Egyptian goddess) is shown above the deceased. The four jars ar (Photo copyright Mike Sigler)

An ancient Egyptian coffin with strange and amateurish decorations has been revealed, shedding light on a tumultuous period in Egyptian history when the Persian Empire was in control of the region.

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