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Beloved Beasts: Animal Mummies from Ancient Egypt

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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 ...more
Paperback, 60 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by American University in Cairo Press (first published April 2nd 2006)
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From her website at http://www.salimaikram.com/

Egypt Archaeologist, Author and Professor

Salima Ikram is a leading expert on animal mummies. As founder and co-director of the Animal Mummy project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, she has emerged as one of the leading scholars in Egyptian funerary archaeology. Combining an interest in and understanding of the past with a passion of preserving it for
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