A new look at animals and the afterlife in ancient Egypt, in an updated paperback edition.
Salima Ikram is professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked in Egypt since 1986. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project, and has served as co-director and subsequently director of the North Kharga Oasis Survey. Ikram has worked on several excavations throughout Egypt as well as in Turkey, Sudan, and Greece, and she is currently very involved with the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. She is the co-editor of Egyptian Bioarchaeology: Studies in Ancient Human, Animal, and Plant Remains (AUC Press, 2015).
"Easy to read and shatters a few myths along the way. This book explains all, is an excellent read, and is full of good up-to date and interesting details. A large bibliography enables those who want to research the subject further to find the right titles and authors."--Ancient Egypt