Animals in Ancient Egypt – Dr Carol Andrews, British Museum

Another lively and revealing talk whose title speaks for itself; delivered by Dr Carol Andrews for the Egyptology Society Taunton.

We were taken through the importance and symbolism of animals in the lives, religion, beliefs and the afterlife in the world of the ancient Egyptians.

Carol told us how the Egyptians loved and revered animals and how their attitude towards them was anthropomorphic.

She took us through the beliefs around the Scarab Beetles, the Apis Bulls, Horus, the Falcon, the Jackal, dogs, Lion Goddesses, the Ibis, monkeys, hippos and so much more.

I learned a lot listening to Carol – and will never look at animals the same!

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