Egyptians and Their Dogs

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Posted by Schnoodle Mummy | Posted in Dog Oddities | Posted on 11-08-2012

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Egyptians and Their Dogs

Egyptians and Their Dogs

To the ancient Egyptians dogs were much more than either assistants in the chase or household pets. They were objects of veneration and worship. They appear in the friezes of the temples and were regarded as divine emblems.

Herodotus tells us that when a dog belonging to an Egyptian family died, the┬ámembers of the household shaved themselves as an expression of their grief, and adds that this was the custom in his own day. Read the rest of this entry »

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