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Martin, E.B.; Hillman Smith, K., 1999. Entrepots for rhino horn in Khartoum and Cairo threaten Garamba's white rhino population. Pachyderm 27: 76-85, figs. 1-2, photo 1-8, table 1

Location: Africa - Eastern Africa - Ethiopia
Subject: Value - Related to Horn
Species: African Rhino Species

Original text on this topic:
Traditional medicine shops in the Khan al Khalili claim to sell rhino horn powder to Egyptians. They consume it with milk to cure blood poisoning and snakebites, as in Sudan. The shop assistants correctly did not mention the use of rhino horn as an aphrodisiac, but instead named crocodile penises ($1.17 a gram), ambergris ($8.05 a gram) and various plants as sexual stimulants. One of the oldest and largest traditional medicine shops in Cairo, established over 100 years ago, has a drawer labelled in both Arabic and English 'Rhinoceros Horn'. However, the drawer contained only pieces of antelope horn that were priced at $1.47 a gram., the shop manager said he had no rhino horn any more.

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