HIGHLIGHT OF COMPARISON BETWEEN THE GAZELLE BEHAVIOUR IN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND IN THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SCENES
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Khalil, H 1 ; Nur-El-Din, A. 2 ; El Kenawy, M. 3
1 Egyptologist Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egy
2 Prof. Ancient Egyptian dept., Faculty of Archaeology and Tourism Guidance, Miser Univ. for Science and Technology,
6 th October, Egypt.
3 Assist. Prof. Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo Univ., Giza, Egypt
Representations of animal behaviour in ancient Egyptian art based on ancient Egyptian observations are closely related to the natural habitats of these animals. The ancient Egyptians artists represented two species of gazelle genus in ancient scenes over their tombs walls; they are Dorcas gazelle, and Sommering gazelle. Both of two kinds are displayed in different behaviours such as: LOCOMOTOR, comfort behaviour, sexual behaviour, hunting behaviour "predation and escape from danger", in addition to parental behaviour.
Dorcas gazelle; Sommering gazelle; Behaviour; Licking; mating; Fawn
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