MAES Lecture: ‘Felines, Facts and Fantasies: The Role of Cats in Ancient Egypt Society’

Coffin for a cat (Acc. no. 9703)

- A lecture by Joyce Filer

Manchester Ancient Egypt Society

Monday 8th October, 7:30pm

Manchester Ancient Egypt Society

Days Inn, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3AL

The talk will look at the large and varies sources of evidence for cats (both large and small) in the Egyptian arena.  We shall examine the ancient Egyptian attitude towards these creatures from  the extremes of hunting and killing to worshipping and domesticating … and more!  The talk will be illustrated by tomb scenes, artifactual exhibits and radiological images.  Following a career in audiology and Deaf education Joyce studied Egyptology at University College, London.  She then undertook postgraduate work in ancient pathology and forensic work and was Curator for Human & Animal Remains in the Dept. of Ancient Egypt & Sudan for twelve years.  She now undertakes a wide range of freelance projects including: archaeological excavation, publishing, CT scanning and lecturing.

Following a career in audiology and Deaf education Joyce studied Egyptology at University College, London.  She then undertook postgraduate work in ancient pathology and forensic work and was Curator for Human & Animal Remains in the Dept. of Ancient Egypt & Sudan for twelve years.  She now undertakes a wide range of freelance projects including: archaeological excavation, publishing, CT scanning and lecturing.

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