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nevjestajadrana
1370760.  Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:20 pm Reply with quote

It turns out ancient Egyptians used baboons to help them get the 'bad guys'

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/did-you-known-baboons-were-trained-ancient-egypt-catch-criminals-007576

 
Celebaelin
1370782.  Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:29 am Reply with quote

Your source also says

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In addition, baboons (or monkeys) have also been shown in Egyptian art to be participating in various human activities, including dancing and playing musical instruments, picking fruit, making wine and beer, and even catching criminals.

Do you really believe a baboon can deliberately perform complex tasks like fermentation? As a Biochemical Engineer I strongly resemble that remark.

 
RLDavies
1370820.  Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:55 am Reply with quote

Egyptian beer was pretty primitive, basically a thin porridge left to ferment. It's possible they trained (or attempted to train) baboons to do some menial labour like pounding the grain or stirring the mash.

The Egyptians seem to have made an attempt to domesticate, or at least tame and train, almost every animal they came across.

 
Alfred E Neuman
1370822.  Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:06 am Reply with quote

RLDavies wrote:
The Egyptians seem to have made an attempt to domesticate, or at least tame and train, almost every animal they came across.

Or just worship, in the case of cats.

 

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