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Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt

Humans' special relationship with dogs dates back to ancient times, when some cultures saw dogs as sacred and otherworldly beings. This exhibit on ancient Egyptian jackal gods, which was featured in the 03-23-2018 Scout Report, gives readers another perspective on our enduring love for canines. From the Kelsey Museum of Archeology at the University of Michigan comes this online exhibition about jackal gods, which are "among the most recognizable and vivid symbols of ancient Egypt." Readers can learn more about how jackal gods were connected to rituals relating to death and burial. Visitors can also learn more about specific jackal gods (including Anubis, Wepwawet, and Duamutef) and jackal god mythology. The exhibition incorporates a number of images of jackal gods, including statues, hieroglyphs, engravings, tomb paintings, and more. It can be navigated using the menu at the bottom of the page linked above, which guides visitors from Death Dog Origins all the way to Death Dogs into the Present. This online collection is based on a 2015 special exhibition that was curated by a team lead by Terry G. Wilfong, Director and Curator for Graeco-Roman Egyptian Collections at the Kelsey Museum.
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August 20th, 2021
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March 19th, 2018 at 2:41pm
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