Professor David Whyte Macdonald
Wildlife Conservation, University of Oxford

Lion Statue
Object number: AN1896–1908E.189


On whether there were ever lions in Egypt

Today, there are no lions roaming wild in north Africa, but evidence from ancient Egypt suggests that lions once did. Could this Egyptian pottery lion, dated to 2,325 – 2,175 BC provide clues to what the north African lion might have looked like?



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