Ancient Egyptians Relationship with Animals w. Dr Salima Ikram

Ancient Egyptians had a sustenance, linguistic, cultural, and religious relationship with animals. Egyptologist Dr Salima Ikram, American University in Cairo, joins the show to explain.

Some topics explored

  • Ancient Egyptians’ relationship with animals
  • Popular animals in Egypt
  • The types of animal food ancient Egyptians ate
  • How changes to the Sahara impacted animals and their patterns of travel and habituating
  • Animals illustrated artwork
  • Animals represented in Egyptian mythology
  • The exclusivity of Egypt’s deities
  • What animals were commonly found in tombs
  • Animals used in ancient religion and traditions including tradition regarding deities being reincarnated through pre-identified and venerated animals

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Show Notes

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