Dr Herman te Velde retired from the chair of Egyptology at the University of Groningen. Heerma van Voss - Ein Spruch aus dem Papyrus Greenfield; W.
Archaeological excavations such as the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen in 1922 have yielded spectacular artifacts such as sumptuous metalwork, jewelry and elaborate furniture.
The tomb of Nebamun at Thebes contains well-preserved frescoes depicting the deceased noble hunting in a verdant landscape and festive scenes of musicians and dancers.
The native Egyptian breed of sheep became extinct in the 2nd millennium and was replaced by an Asiatic breed. Ducks and geese were kept for food, and many of the vast numbers of wild and migratory birds found in Egypt were hunted and trapped.
Sheep were primarily a source of meat; their wool was rarely used. Desert game, principally various species of antelope and ibex, were hunted by the elite; it was a royal privilege to hunt lions and wild cattle.