Canine interments in the Teti cemetery North at Saqqara during the Graeco-Roman period

Mary Hartley, Alanah Buck, Susanne Binder

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Abstract

This contribution presents and discusses the large quantity of canine remains uncovered in four seasons of work in the Teti Cemetery North (2007-2010) by a team from Macquarie University, Sydney. Two different types of burials were observed, and while one of these can be classified as the known type of votive animal mummy, the second does not fit into any of the four categories commonly described in the relevant literature. Based on the archaeological findings at this site where some canines are buried in close association with humans, a hypothesis is formulated for a further type, an am uletic animal mummy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbusir and Saqqara in the Year 2010/1
EditorsMiroslav Bárta, Filip Coppens, Jaromir Krejči
Place of PublicationPrague
PublisherCzech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University
Pages17-29
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9788073083847
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Amuletic animal mummies
  • Anubis
  • association of human and animal remains
  • canines
  • Graeco-Rornan period
  • metric analysis of dog crania
  • re-use of New Kingdom structures
  • Teti Cemetery

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Hartley, M., Buck, A., & Binder, S. (2011). Canine interments in the Teti cemetery North at Saqqara during the Graeco-Roman period. In M. Bárta, F. Coppens, & J. Krejči (Eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2010/1 (pp. 17-29). Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University.