If the cat dies in the house, it is a misfortune for the family, everyone in the house must mourn it. In 1860, archaeologists discovered a large tomb in Egypt, in which 180,000 families of cats were buried, many cats were embalmed and stored in gem cases.
The second country that raised cats was probably the Palestinian because at that time the Palestinians had trade with Egypt. Specifically, today the country still maintains an ivory statue of a lying cat. This statue dates back to about 1,700 BC.
But cats were only popular to many other places around the 5th century BC, that is, the period when Egypt had relations with Greece and Rome. Greek merchants had sneaked back some cats back home and today in Athens there is a marble plate engraved with a dog and a cat biting each other. This temple was built around 480 BC.
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