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Ancient Egyptian Cats

Fun Fact of the Day – We know Ancient Egyptians liked cats, partially for their ability to protect homes from vermin, but did you know they were so sacred that killing one, even accidentally, could be punishable by death?

Cats were worshiped in Ancient Egypt and the domesticated cats, known as Mau, where viewed as a symbol of grace and poise and were often mummified just like humans.

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