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Ancient Egyptian Dogs

Dogs are domesticated animals first (perhaps around 10,000 BC in the Middle East). They were used as guards, assistants to the hunt, and animals. There is a discussion of the ancestors of the dog, but it is probably the wolf (Canis lupus), because their social behavior and anatomy are very similar. Dogs are already attested in Egypt from Naqada period, the pottery painting.  The dog bones were found Merimde.  
 
The ancient Egyptians had many types of pets - monkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, hoopoe, hawks, cats, dogs and even ferrets (attics to keep free from vermin). Dogs, although often portrayed as hunting with the master or as guard dogs, but they have never been shown to be an animal to be petted.
 
 Ancient Egyptian Dogs
 Ancient Egyptian Dogs
 
 Known to the Egyptians as his word iw, the sound of barking, or as tsm dog, they received different names and were often buried with their masters. Types of dogs Egyptians were related to the basenji, the saluki, greyhound and maybe even the mastiff and dachshunds. In the Old Kingdom (about 2686-2181 BC) the greyhound (Egyptian: Tsm - long narrow muzzle, nearly straight facial profile, long neck and limbs) was very common.  
 
Of the Middle Kingdom (about 2025-1700 BC) there is evidence from a variety of dogs (different types of ears, ring tail, tails formed saber). Ancient Egypt is known for having some of the oldest dogs that the world is now familiar.  
 
These dogs were once Egyptians buried with the dead and the gods portrayed as almost everywhere on the walls of tombs and pyramids. Dog breeds include the Egyptian Saluki Greyhound and famous. The Saluki originated in the Middle East and raised hunting jackal, gazelle, hare and fox.  
 
Dog Ibiza is a sight hound antique represented on the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Ibiza dog has the ability to jump great heights, agile, and now works as a hound dog and family. We even know the name of many dogs of ancient Egypt from leather collars as stelae and bas-reliefs.  
 
They included names such as Brave One, Reliable, Good Shepherd, North Wind, Antelope and even "Useless". Other names from the color of the dogs, as Blacky, while other dogs have been renumbered for names, such as "the fifth."

Most of the names seem to represent affection, while others simply pass the capacity or ability of dogs. However, even in modern times, there may have negative connotations for dogs because of their nature as servants of man. Some texts refer to prisoners as "dogs of the king."
 
 

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Ancient Egyptian Dogs

Ancient Egyptian Dogs

Ancient Egyptian Dogs


Ancient Egyptian Dogs


 
 

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