Greedy kestrel provides first proof of bird breeding in Ancient Egypt

3D imaging of a mummified kestrel that died due to forced overeating provides evidence that the ancient Egyptians bred birds of prey as offerings for the gods, according to a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. The digital CT imaging revealed that the kestrel was force-fed its last meal – a mouse – suggesting it was kept in captivity. —> Read More