The Cat in Ancient Egypt

The Cat in Ancient Egypt

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History
Paperback Published on: 01/12/2016
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Synopsis

An informative guide to the relationship between humans and cats in the ancient Egyptian world. Cats can be seen in ancient Egyptian homes, temples and adorning the heads of their gods. Cats in Egypt were probably domesticated by around 4,000 BC from wild ancestors. Over the following centuries, they became popular household pets. In this book, Dr Malek draws on a vast range of artistic and written sources to show how cats became one of the most widely esteemed and revered animals in Egypt. An ideal gift for any fan of ancient Egyptian culture.

  • Publisher: British Museum Press
  • ISBN: 9780714119700
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 470g
  • Dimensions: 245 x 189 mm

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