The Cat in Ancient Egypt

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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.

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ISBN: 9780714119700 Category:

Jaromir Malek

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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.

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Weight 462 g
Dimensions 19 x 24.8 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 6 October 2006
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19 x 24.8 cm
Weight 462 g

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