Item description for Beloved Beasts: Animal Mummies from Ancient Egypt by Salima Ikram...
The Animal Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo throws an interesting light on the role of animals in ancient Egyptian, both as sacred totems of religious cults and as beloved household pets. This catalog of the animal mummies in the Museum - from cats, dogs, and horses to baboons, crocodiles, and gazelles - is fully illustrated with color photographs and x-rays, and each mummy is described in detail.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.13" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.24" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Apr 2, 2006
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9773058611 ISBN13 9789773058616
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More About Salima Ikram
Salima Ikram is Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. An archaeologist of ancient Egypt, she is the author of several scholarly and popular books, including, most recently, Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt, Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt, and, with A. M. Dodson, The Tomb in Ancient Egypt.
Salima Ikram currently resides in Cairo. Salima Ikram has an academic affiliation as follows - The American University in Cairo American University of Cairo American.