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Alison Snell

Alison Snell graduated from SUNY College at Brockport with a BS in Anthropology, after undertaking various courses in archaeology and cultural anthropology. She has a deep interest in ancient cultures.


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Though Egyptian hippos are now extinct in Egypt they still thrive in Africa. And these hippos are shown with lotus flowers, which often featured as decoration in Egyptian hippo figurines and paintings.                  Source: Faas / Adobe Stock

Egyptian Hippos: Ancient Symbol of Protection, Rebirth And Hunting

The ancient Egyptians had an undeniable and powerful connection to nature and the world around them. Almost every animal and plant had a specific meaning to their way of life, inspiring grand murals...