April 19, 2012

The Egyptians And Their Cats

If you haven’t seen it, head over to Zenobia: Empress of the East and read Judith's abnormally interesting post on cat mummies. Here’s a sample:

Owing to the huge demand for mummified cats throughout the Late Period (ca. 1069-30 BCE), different qualities of cat mummies were sold with better or worse features according to the clients' budget. It was possible to find 'cheap' cat mummies with just a few bones inside or even an empty 'shell' or to spend much more and get a complete mummified cat body embedded in decorated wrappings.

As I said, abnormally interesting. MI-(A)W

Posted by Duane Smith at April 19, 2012 2:59 PM | Read more on Archaeology |

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