Stéphanie Porcier is an Egyptologist and Archeozoologist specializing in the study of animals in ancient Egypt and especially animal mummies. She directs the inter- and multidisciplinary program MAHES (French acronym for Egyptian Animal and Human Mummies) which aims to study the most important collection of animal mummies outside Egypt kept at the Musée des Confluences, Lyon (France).
Since 2017, she has conducted research on baboon mummies from the Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud as part of the Baboon Project. She has published several scientific papers on animals (worship, representation, food and mummy analysis) and is an authority on the Mnevis bull.
Books by Stéphanie Porcier
Creatures of Earth, Water and Sky
Essays on Animals in Ancient Egypt and Nubia
Edited by Stéphanie Porcier, Salima Ikram & Stéphane Pasquali | Forthcoming
Ancient Egyptians always had an intense and complex relationship with animals in daily life as well as in religion. Despite the fact that research on...