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Carter No.: 207

Handlist description: First (outermost) shrine

Card/Transcription No.: 207-02


From Kew Report (Newberry). See Memoranda. Shrine. The timber of which the shrine is made is remarkably heavy, and the specimen examined has been definitely identified by Mr. Boodle of the Jodrell Laboratory of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as a piece of Oak. It is not possible to identify it specifically, but it is suggested that is may be Quercus Cerris, L. This is the first time that oak has been identified from ancient Egypt and it must of course have been imported from Syria or the coast of Asia Minor.

Card no. 207-02 relating to Carter no. 207
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