Ancient Egypt’s Wildlife

An AUC Press Nature Foldout

Dominique Navarro
with Salima Ikram

Carved reverently in the walls of the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs and sculpted reliefs depict lions and jackals, haw


English edition
15 August 2013
8 pp.
32 Illustrations, Illustrated in color
58.5X21.5cm
ISBN 9789774165955
For sale worldwide

$6.95

Carved reverently in the walls of the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs and sculpted reliefs depict lions and jackals, hawks and owls, cobras and scarabs. This unique new guide explores the hieroglyphs and fauna of the ancient world—species that were idolized and mummified, and those that have since become extinct. From the date palm and the blue lotus to the griffon vulture and the hoopoe, the plants and animals on ancient Egyptian tomb walls spring to life in this lively and useful guide. Water-resistant and compact, filled with gorgeous illustrations and photographs, comprehensive text, diagrams, and maps, this foldout guide is the perfect travel companion.

Includes:

55 species

– Depictions of hieroglyphs with their true animal counterparts

– Map of Egypt’s most sacred animal temples

About the series: The AUC Press Nature Foldout series combine, in beautifully practical form, a wealth of information written by leading experts with striking full-color illustrations on the flora and fauna of Egypt and the Middle East. Designed for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, as well as for indoor use, the foldouts come in an easily foldable format, at once compact, waterproof, and portable, making them durable and convenient travel guides. Size is 23 x 8.5 in. / 58.5 x 21.5 cm unfolded.

Dominique Navarro

Dominique Navarro is an Emmy Award winning art director, natural history artist, and writer. She collaborates on documentary television productions and environmental projects producing posters, books, and field guides for museums, schools, tourism, and ecology programs. A trained forensic artist, she produces illustrations and sculptural reconstructions of unidentified persons and ancient archeological remains, and she has worked at the excavation of a 25th Dynasty temple tomb near Luxor, Egypt. The AUC Press Nature Foldouts has been one of her most passionate projects, to inspire an appreciation towards the natural environment and heritage of Egypt.

Salima Ikram

Salima Ikram and Aidan Dodson are the authors of The Mummy in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 1998) and The Tomb in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2008).
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