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Arrow shaft (broken)

Wood; flint tip still in place. Broken.


From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes.142

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Archery, Spears, Javelins