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  • Trudy Kawami
    Egypt is not the only source of elephants for the ANE. There were indigenous Syrian elephants (now long extinct). And Mesopotamian connections with the
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      Egypt is not the only source of elephants for the ANE. There were
      indigenous Syrian elephants (now long extinct). And Mesopotamian
      connections with the Harappan culture of the Indus is illustrated by a
      cylinder seal with an (Indian) elephant, rhinoceros and a ghavial
      (crocodile) excavated at Tell Asmar in the Diyala region. (See ART OF
      THE FIRST CITIES, p.239 & 246) There must have been more than one ANE
      word for the creature.

      Trudy S. Kawami, Ph.D.
      Director of Research
      Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
      461 East 57th Street
      New York, NY 10022
      212-980-5400 X25
      www.arthurmsacklerfdn.org



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