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Roman carving. A second century AD, Roman representation of the Nile, Egypt, showing crocodiles (bottom right and centre left), ducks (bottom right), and flamingos (on the roofs of houses, top). Two people in a boat (centre right) and what may be a hippopotamus or a lion (bottom left) can also be seen. Egypt was part of the Roman empire during the second century AD. The carving is in the Egyptian style and is now held at the Vatican Museums, Italy.
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