By Robert Partridge
Last updated 2011-02-17
'Man's best friend' was considered not just as a family pet, but was also used for hunting, or for guard duty, from the earliest periods of Egyptian history.
Pet dogs were well looked after, given names such as 'Blackey' or 'Brave One', and often provided with elaborate leather collars.
This is the mummy of a dog who was probably a royal pet; it was found in a royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
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