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Cats in ancient Egypt

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Cats in ancient Egypt were sacred. In the middle of the first century BCE Diodorus Siculus witnessed how the Egyptian crowd lynched a member of the Roman embassy who accidentally killed a cat. People did not respond even to the request of Pharaoh Ptolemy XII.

Sources
  • Anne Burton, Diodorus Siculus, Book 1, 1973

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