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Well-known Egyptologist to speak on dogs in ancient Egypt

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

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Well-known Egyptologist Prof. Salima Ikram from the American University in Cairo (AUC) will visit the Cape as the guest of Prof. Sakkie Cornelius of the Department of Ancient Studies at Stellenbosch University. This is part of a project to study ancient Egyptian animal mummies in Iziko Museums of South Africa (Cape Town).

She will be giving a talk entitled “Man’s Eternal Best Friend: Dog and Human Burials in Egypt” at the autumn meeting of the Classical Association of South Africa (Western Cape Branch).

Date: Saturday 4 May 2013
Time: 11 am
Venue: Sasol Art Museum, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
RSVP: ancient7@sun.ac.za by Wednesday 1 May