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In many of Greene's images, including this one from 1853 or 1854, it's hard to puzzle out a sense of scale.

The Strange Emptiness of Egypt in 19th-Century European Photographs

John Beasley Greene photographed early European archaeology in Egypt—but he paid little attention to those who lived there.
Researchers analyzed ancient DNA from ibis mummies, millions of which have been found in Egyptian catacombs.

Ancient Egypt’s Ibis Mummies Were Probably Not Raised in Giant Sacred Ranches

Genetic research suggests a more local solution to meet demand.

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