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Date Made/Found: 332-30 BC
Donor: Probably presented by Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society , 1822 - 1932
Material and Medium: Copper alloy
Dimensions: Overall: 55 x 36 x 122mm (2 3/16 x 1 7/16 x 4 13/16in.)
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J308
In Ancient Egypt, crocodiles were sacred to the god Sobek. He was a Nile god and was a symbol of royal power. Live crocodiles were kept in pools at temples to honour Sobek.

The ancient Egyptians added more and more gods to their religion over time until they worshipped more than 2000 gods. A small number were worshipped across the whole country throughout the centuries. The most important was the sun-god Ra, or Amun-Ra. He was the king of the gods and under him were other gods including Osiris, Isis, Horus and Anubis. Some gods were only worshipped in local temples or people’s homes.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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