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Mitogenomic diversity in Sacred Ibis Mummies sheds light on early Egyptian practices

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Mummified Sacred Ibis.

A Scene from the Books of the Dead (The Egyptian museum) showing the ibis-headed God Thoth recording the result of the final judgement. B and D Example of the millions of votive mummies presented as offerings by pilgrims to the God Thoth. C Pottery jars containing ‘votive’ mummies stacked in the North Ibis catacomb at Saqqara.

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