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Cats in ancient egypt

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samiaelsaid: “#بلادي_الجميلة 💝 #مصر 💝 Happy caturday as spotted in ancient Egypt ❤ a boy plays with his cat 😻 ”

#بلادي_الجميلة 💝 #مصر 💝 Happy caturday as spotted in ancient Egypt ❤ a boy plays with his cat 😻

Amazing Photos of Cats Exploring Ancient Egypt

Cats were represented in the cultural, social, and religious practices (including burials) of ancient Egypt for more than 3,000 years. Cats gradually became symbols of divinity and protection, therefore coming to prominence in ancient Egyptian art and reflecting the animals’ unique status among people who dwelt along the Nile River. According to Julia Troche, an …

A curious kitty cat posing in front of one of the oldest, most intriguing and beautiful forms of written communication. You can feel the history seeping from the hieroglyphics - at Edfu Temple, Egypt.

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MewseumMonday Copy by Nina de Garis Davies of a tomb wall painting, Thebes: Cat eating a fish http://www.ashmoleanprints.com/image/453762/davies-nina-copy-of-wall-painting-from-private-tomb-52-of-nakht-thebes-i-1-99-102-cat-eating-fish … pic.twitter.com/0rRkRKSelg

“#MewseumMonday Copy by Nina de Garis Davies of a tomb wall painting, Thebes: Cat eating a fish http://t.co/eFNZ53R3hi”

12 Photos of Cats Exploring Ancient Egypt

Cats have always occupied a special position in Ancient Egypt. According to scholar Alleyn Diesel, the association of cats with divine characteristics only came gradually for multiple reasons. One in particular was due to cats’ fondness for sleeping in the sun, which eventually created the attribution between cat and the sun god – Ra. There […]