The Anubis Among Us

The Pharaoh Hound bears an uncanny resemblance to the jackal god Anubis, and images of this dog are prominently features on the tombs of prominent Egyptian pharaohs. (Similar dogs were seen in ancient Greek art as well.) A hunting chronicle of the XIX Egyptian dynasty provides a perfect description of the present day Pharaoh Hound: “The red, long-tailed dog goes at night into the stalls of the hills. He makes no delay in hunting, his face glows like a God and he delights to do his work.”

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