Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie in Egypt


Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie
Workers excavate the skeleton of a male elephant.
Workers excavate the skeleton of a male elephant.


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Address Al Boseilah Qebli
Place Edfo
StateAswan Governorate
Region Upper Egypt
Country Egypt
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Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie, located at Al Boseilah Qebli, in Edfo, Aswan Governorate, Egypt .

Taxidermy specimens


Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie has in its collection 2 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)


    Hierakonpolis elephant Tomb 33 Accession nr: . Received: 2009-00-00 Hierakonpolis elephant Tomb 33 (fossil)
    Species: North African elephant (Loxodonta pharaoensis)
    * Born ca 4 850 years ago at Africa unspecified location † Dead ca 4 850 years ago at Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A) Age: apr 10-12 years at Tomb 33 at elite cemetery HK6 at Hierakonpolis
    Discovered as fossil 2009 by Hierakonpolis Expedition. (Barbara Adams, 1997) at the floor of Tomb 33, Hierakonpolis., Excavated by: Hierakonpolis Expedition.,

    Hierakonpolis elephant Tomb 24 Accession nr: . Received: 2009-00-00 Hierakonpolis elephant Tomb 24 (fossil)
    Species: North African elephant (Loxodonta pharaoensis)
    * Born ca 4 850 years ago at Africa unspecified location † Dead ca 4 850 years ago at Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A) Age: apr 10-12 years at Tomb 24 at elite cemetery HK6 at Hierakonpolis
    Discovered as fossil 2009 by Hierakonpolis Expedition at Tomb 24, Hierakonpolis.,
    Body, bone or dental material: upper jaw (maxilla), with the tusk attached, Excavated by: Hierakonpolis Expedition.,

Comments / picturesNekhen (/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.

References for records about Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3162. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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