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Snake charmer holding an Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), whose venom immobolises its prey by attacking the nervous system. The Brooklyn Museum Papyri from Ancient Egypt includes a book of snakebites which describes all the possible snakes to be found in Egypt with a compendium of treatments. The papyri were translated in 1966-1967 by Serge Sauneron.

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Photograph taken in 1989 near Luxor.

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