The Long History of Dogs in Honour of International Dog Day

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 24 August 2021

In honour of International Dog Day on August 26th World History Encyclopedia are taking you through the history and myths all about dogs from Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, China, Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica! Lucky for humans, dogs have been a part of our history since before even the creation of writing.

The way dogs were regarded in many ancient cultures has not really changed to the way dogs are thought of now. Back then, they were seen as faithful companions, trained as hunters and guardians, they were spirit guides, and treasured members of the family. So, suffice to say that humans and canines have been buddies for a long time, and in today’s video, we are going to take a look at some of the cultures that have left evidence of their companionship with dogs.

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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APA Style

Macquire, K. (2021, August 24). The Long History of Dogs in Honour of International Dog Day. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2632/the-long-history-of-dogs-in-honour-of-internationa/

Chicago Style

Macquire, Kelly. "The Long History of Dogs in Honour of International Dog Day." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 24, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2632/the-long-history-of-dogs-in-honour-of-internationa/.

MLA Style

Macquire, Kelly. "The Long History of Dogs in Honour of International Dog Day." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Aug 2021. Web. 03 Feb 2023.

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