The Egypt Study Society (ESS) is an organization for people who are interested in ancient Egypt. ESS welcomes anyone with similar interests to participate. ESS programs include lectures, slide and video presentations, seminars, hands on workshops, and an annual picnic. Well known egyptologists and knowledgeable ESS members make presentations throughout the year.
You can find the latest lectures by visiting Next Lecture page or the Upcoming Lectures page. You can view our monthly newsletter, The Scribe's Palette, for current info about ESS and news about ancient Egypt. You can read the full archive of our journal, The Ostracon.
Our society is a non-profit educational organization based in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is an associate group of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Many ESS members assit the DMNS with exhibitions and projects connected with Egypt.
Join us for this joint lecture with the Colorado Archaeological Society, CAS
Since the beginning of their civilization, ancient Egyptians have had a jackal god in the religious pantheon and throughout time there have been dogs in Egyptian villages, sitting beside the Pharaohs, and living with the people.
Sue will take us on a journey back in time to the beginnings of Anubis and his influence on ancient Egyptian religion and his role in the Egyptian pantheon.
The “dog” family has a rich fossil history, fascinating natural history, and a continuous involvement with Egyptian culture.
Sue Ware's BIO:
Dr. Ware is a paleopathologist and osteologist working with fossil and modern carnivores, specifically the members of the Canidae. She is a trained forensic anthropologist and archaeologist with a life-long interest in Ancient Egyptian mummies, burial practices, and sacred animals.
Her research interests include the natural history and fossil record of animals and their involvement in the rituals, ceremonies, and mythology of death and dying in world cultures.
Sue holds an M. A. in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D in interdisciplinary studies from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH.
She is a research associate at the DenverMuseum of Nature & Science in the departments of Earth Science & Zoology, as well as the George C. Page Museum of LaBrea Discoveries in Los Angles, CA.
As a side note, Sue is the designer of the ESS logo.