Saturday, May 11, 2019

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”
― Terry Pratchett, "The Unadulterated Cat"

Copper statue of the cat goddess Bastet.
Eighth to fourth centuries B.C.
Photograph by Mary Evans/Scala, Florence

How Egypt’s ancient city of divine cats was rediscovered

Clues from ancient texts guided European archaeologists in their long search for Bubastis, sacred to the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.

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