Category Archives: Hyena

Hyenas in History 1 – The 18th Century Explorer James Bruce

Hyenas have been denigrated throughout history.  In literature and lore they are said to be scavengers, cowards – and they are brutish – among other negative attributes.  However, many other animals are associated with these same attributes – but are not considered pariahs as is … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: About Hyaenas

In the ‘The Lion King‘,  three hyaenas are shown as silly buffoons, giggling and cackling their way through the movie.  Researchers and other hyena specialists unsuccessfully pleaded with Disney, makers of the movie, to portray hyenas as they are – serious, … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Tomb Scenes – Villagers’ Perspectives

Last Friday I took a document to the village cabaret to review – and to relax. The document, Mastabas of the Western Cemetery, contains information on mastabas (tombs) of the Egyptian Old Kingdom.  I was interested in the incised paintings and line … Continue reading

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The Mouse becomes Vizier in Ancient Egypt

Tales of mice and cats were popular in ancient Egypt, as the following, which would have been copied by students in their exercises. Cartoons of cats and mice were also popular, and appeared throughout Egyptian history. A couple appear in … Continue reading

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