MP3: AHOW: 008 Egyptian Clay Model of Cattle 27 Jan 10

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AHOW: 008 Egyptian Clay Model of Cattle 27 Jan 10 MP3

Four frail-looking cows were made from Nile mud in Egypt 5,500 years ago, long before the time of the pyramids or the pharaohs. They show the major changes that early man was undergoing at the end of the Ice Age. Why did the Egyptians start burying objects like this one with their dead? Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, goes in search of life and death on the Nile and discovers how the domestication of ... Source: bbc.co.uk

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