Swifter than the Arrow

    Swifter than the Arrow

    The Golden Hunting Hounds of Ancient Egypt

    Michael Rice

    IB Tauris 2006

    Hardback 246pp Illustrated

    9781845111168   Product Code: 40201

    The ancient Egyptians are the first known civilization to have formed the special bond with the dog that persists today as the most remarkable and enduring of animal-human relationships. The dog they selected and bred for hunting and as a companion was the tjesm, a slender, pink-eared hound familiar from tomb reliefs and still recognizable in the 'Pharaoh' hounds of today. This study explores the place of these and other dogs, including the canine gods, within ancient Egyptian civilization.

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