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Translated Jeff Matthews

While we're on the subject, here are three drawings of Egyptian bats.

They're from a book on the monuments of Egypt, by Ippolito Rosellini. In the first half of the 1800s an Italian expedition headed for Egypt to to study the archaeological finds that were then being dug out of the desert sands in great quantities. Without your digital camera, the only solution was a good eye and a good hand if you wanted images of temples, columns, glyphs, statues and papyri in order to reconstruct the life of a people gone for a few thousand years earlier. These three images were drawn from images found in an ancient Egyptian  tomb.

Gianluca Padovan (Ass.ne SCAM – FNCA)

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