Washington D.C.: The Animal Cemeteries of Egypt

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Presented by: Dr. Aidan Dodson; Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, UK

  • 1:00 PM ETWashington, D.C.
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Lecture Information

Many of the gods of ancient Egypt had an animal avatar. As a result, we find numerous cemeteries throughout Egypt—from the Delta to Aswan—that hold the sacred remains of cats, ibises, bulls, crocodiles and other creatures.

Most of these date to the Late, Ptolemaic, and Roman periods, but some go back to at least the New Kingdom.

This lecture will explore some of the key locations, and the animals interred there.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Aidan Dodson is honorary full Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, UK. A graduate of Liverpool and Cambridge Universities, he was awarded his Ph.D. in 1995, and was Chair of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society, ARCE’s British equivalent, from 2011 to 2016. He is the author of more than 25 books and 400 articles and reviews.