Pieces of history reveal the first evidence of how humans domesticated cats into useful pets.
For a long time, archaeologists have been looking for the first evidence of a human-cat relationship.
They found a species of wildcat buried near a person in Cyprus about 9,500 years ago, a testament to the closeness of a cat-to-human relationship.
And since ancient Egypt, there are paintings – some 4,000 years old – depicting a cat, often sitting next to a woman’s chair.
Recently, new archaeological evidence on the relationship between humans and cats has been found in China.