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No other culture was as proud of their animals as the Egyptians. Egyptians were truly masters of mummifying animals and people. The mummification’s Egyptians created were later found well preserved and maintained in good condition. One of the most sacred animals to Egyptians was dogs. Dogs were used mostly for hunting and guarding but they used different breeds for many different needs. Many archaeologists have discovered 9000 year old fossils of dogs from the ancient times. In addition, some of the names of the Egyptian dogs were human names just as we give them to our dogs today.