Cats in ancient egypt

Explore the intriguing role of cats in ancient Egyptian culture. Learn about their significance, symbolism, and the unique bond between felines and the people of 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 …

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