Swifter than the Arrow: The Golden Hunting Hounds of Ancient Egypt

Swifter than the Arrow The Golden Hunting Hounds of Ancient Egypt Swifter than the Arrow explores a little known aspect of life in Ancient Egypt celebrating the Egyptians as the first known civilisation to have formed the special bond with the dog that persists tod

  • Title: Swifter than the Arrow: The Golden Hunting Hounds of Ancient Egypt
  • Author: Michael Rice
  • ISBN: 9781845111168
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Swifter than the Arrow explores a little known aspect of life in Ancient Egypt, celebrating the Egyptians as the first known civilisation to have formed the special bond with the dog that persists today as the most remarkable and enduring of human animal relationships Five thousand years ago the Egyptians selected and bred hounds for the chase and as the loved companionsSwifter than the Arrow explores a little known aspect of life in Ancient Egypt, celebrating the Egyptians as the first known civilisation to have formed the special bond with the dog that persists today as the most remarkable and enduring of human animal relationships Five thousand years ago the Egyptians selected and bred hounds for the chase and as the loved companions of both the ruling classes and of less exalted folk For than twenty five centuries they kept the breed true, a remarkable achievement to be counted alongside the development of stone architecture and the building of the pyramids, the invention of hieroglyphs, the creation of kingship and of the first nation state in the world Swifter than the Arrow also examines the evidence that hounds living today most notably modern breeds such as the so called Pharaoh Hound are directly descended from the Egyptian hound This unique book throws fresh light on our understanding of ancient Egypt while providing a completely fresh insight into the development of mankind s remarkable bond with the domesticated dog.

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    1. I'm not sure how to rate this book. In no case can it be said that I would recommend it across the board, but it is also not strictly rejected.The reader will learn something about the culture of the Egyptians, but it seems to me that the author missies the topic of the book with his rather extensive descriptions. The scope of these parts also makes it sometimes difficult to read this book.I'm certainly not sure about the quality of his sources. He states Lycopolis as the cult center of Anubis, [...]

    2. This book was interesting. Even though it got a bit tangled with information (in the sense that it seemed to get a bit confusing), it was very informative. The illustrations throughout the book enhance the information that is given in the book. You learn about the hounds of Ancient Egypt and their role as hunting dogs and pets over time. Despite the author's rambling, rather tedious leadup through Neolithic time to when the dynasties of Ancient Egypt began, it was a good book.

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