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Contact: Jerry Barach
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Spell

Caption: Spell from the Egyptian pyramid text states in a Semitic language, but written in hieroglyphics: "Utterance of rir-rir mother snake, mother snake." The words "rir-rir" refer to the drivel, the venom of the snake.

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