Hierakonpolis zoo in Egypt


Hierakonpolis zoo
Workers excavate the skeleton of a male elephant.
Workers excavate the skeleton of a male elephant.

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Typezoo
AddressAl Boseilah Qebli
PlaceEdfo
StateAswan Governorate
RegionUpper Egypt
CountryEgypt
Websitehttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums-static/digitalegypt/hierakonpolis/
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Hierakonpolis zoo, located at Al Boseilah Qebli, in Edfo, in Egypt.


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Nekhen (/ˈnɛkən/) in Ancient Egyptian; in Ancient Greek: Ἱεράκων πόλις Hierakonpolis (/ˌhaɪərəˈkɒnpəlɪs/ or Hierakōn polis "Hawk City",[2] in Egyptian Arabic: الكوم الأحمر‎, romanized: el-Kōm el-Aḥmar, lit. 'the Red Mound'[3]) was the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of prehistoric Egypt (c. 3200–3100 BC) and probably, also during the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3100–2686 BC).

The oldest known zoological collection in the world was revealed during excavations at Nekhen in 2009 of a menagerie that dates to c. 3500 BC. The animals included hippopotami, hartebeest, elephants, baboons, and African wildcats.


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Koehl, Dan (2020). Hierakonpolis zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3162. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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