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Cats in ancient Egypt

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Cat on the Roman mosaic
Cat on the Roman mosaic

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.

  • Anne Burton, Diodorus Siculus, Book 1, 1973

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