Monday, March 2, 2015

Our Exhibitions Abroad, USA: University of Michigan hosts Egyptian artifacts exhibition

The University of Michigan's Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is bringing together artifacts from 1920s and 1930s excavations in Egypt for a new exhibition.

"Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt," is on display through May 3. It explores the Egyptian jackal-headed gods associated with death and the afterlife and includes selections from the papyrology collection that's housed at the Ann Arbor school's library.

The exhibition traces the origins of the gods, from ideas of how the Egyptians associated jackals and wild dogs with funerary deities to myths about them. It features more than 40 artifacts, including many that haven't previously been displayed to the public.

An assemblage also is included of modern toys, games, album art and other manifestations of Egyptian jackal gods in pop culture.

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