Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Dogs in Egypt

My humans were in Egypt recently to visit the Pharoahs (I thought they were dead?), the Sphinx and the Pyramids.

This regal looking jackal/dog is Anubis, one of the Egyptian gods from the time of the Pharoahs. Anubis was the god of mummification, the patron of embalmers and the guardian of cemetries. He was highly respected and worshipped by the Egyptians during ancient times.

As usual, Missus also took some pictures of the local dogs roaming near the tourist sites.

This is a modern day 'Anubis' falling asleep in the desert.

Another 'Anubis' sleeping on the pavement. Look how skinny he is!

Two Anubis' - one in the corner of the photo.

An 'Anubis' basking in the sunlight.

Another 'Anubis' sleeping in the desert. According to Missus, he was sleeping right next to one of the pyramids.

More 'Anubis'. There were so many Anubis' around!

This 'Anubis' was actually right next to the very first pyramid in Egypt (the step pyramid - built for the pharoah, Zoser).

1 comment:

Ludi said...

Last vacation in Egypte I saw a puppy dog who I fall in love with. Did a lot of work to take here with me. Now she sleeping in her fluffy basket next to me in The Netherlands :-)