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    The Animal World of the Pharaohs (Hardback) By (author) Patrick F. Houlihan


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    DescriptionAnimals of all kinds were hugely important to the ancient Egyptians, in their daily lives and work, in their leisure and religious practices. Some animals served as sources of food, others provided labour in the farmyards and field, some were quarry in the hunt, others were companions at home, and a great many enjoyed vital associations with the gods and goddesses of the Egyptian pantheon. This title examines all aspects of the relationship between people and animals in art and hieroglyphs. It draws not only on the extremely rich pictorial record, but also on evidence from textual references, mummified animals, food offerings placed in burials and bone remains recovered from settlement sites.

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    The Animal World of the Pharaohs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick F. Houlihan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,429 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500017319
    ISBN 10: 050001731X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: TVH, HDD
    DC21: 932
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    LC classification: QL85.H68 1
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NKD, TVH
    Illustrations note
    158 b&w and 35 colour illustrations
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    20 January 1997
    Publication City/Country