The Golden Hunting Hounds of Ancient Egypt
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.