Jackal Gods at Karanis
The University of Michigan’s 1924–1935 excavation of the village of Karanis shows the worship of jackal gods in action in Graeco-Roman Egypt. Amulets of Wepwawet and Duamutef demonstrate at least an ongoing belief in these jackal gods at Karanis.
But Anubis had a stronger presence at Karanis. One document records a loan to a priest of Anubis (named after the god, no less) and attests to a cult of the god, perhaps in a side-chapel of one of the crocodile-god temples there. A coffin board from Karanis that shows Anubis embalming was repurposed as a shrine door, possibly to enclose an image of the god for cult purposes.
The images and remains of dogs from Karanis also show the presence of canines in daily life. A terracotta figurine shows a dog that would have been a pet, while the dog skull and a dog jawbone with magical symbols more likely attest to the presence of stray or wild dogs at Karanis.