Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spirits of Ancient Egypt

Thinking of traveling through the after life? Make your journey a bit more familiar by taking a few lively companions. That's what ancient Egyptians did. Many of the pharaoh tombs contain smaller remains of "pets" who were prepared for the envisioned travel with the newly deceased king, queen or other mummified person. Several animal remains have been long discovered in small effigy jars. Today they stare back at us some 2,200 years after being prepared. Find these two attentive vessels of a dog and monkey at a 42N location - Chicago's Field Museum - Inside Ancient Egypt exhibit. Know that.