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Egyptian art poses riddle for UQ scientist: Was the goose cooked? – Brisbane Times

A painting of some unusual geese led a Queensland researcher to develop a new way to discover extinct animals hiding in plain sight.



Dr Romilio, a University of Queensland scientist who specialises in imaging, believed he was looking at an extinct species.
There are examples of this from all over the world – in Australia you have paintings of thylacines and other extinct animals, in the Americas there are cave paintings of ancient elephants which used to live in that region, he said.
With Egyptian art its fantastic because theres such a wealth of animals represented in their art, and usually represented fairly accurately.

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