a mamba snake in the foreground with pyramids in the background

Ancient Egypt had far more venomous snakes than the country today, according to our new study of a scroll

How much can the written records of ancient civilisations tell us about the animals they lived alongside? Our latest research, based on the venomous snakes described in an ancient Egyptian papyrus, suggests more than you might think.

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