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« on: May 20, 2011, 04:21:38 AM »

Hello all, I just wanted to share a website I found regarding cats and Egypt, and the fact that they firmly believed in animal afterlife. ;

http://inanna.virtualave.net/bastet.html


"Deep respect was given to cats even after they died. Whenever a household cat died, the entire family would go through a period of grief, shaving their eyebrows to mark their sadness. Deceased cats were very often mummified and entombed with fine jewelry and treasures; a custom usually reserved for only the most powerful and wealthy. Mummified rats and mice have even been found in cats' tombs, signaling the Egyptian belief in a cat afterlife."
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 06:53:32 AM »

I love cats, rescue them. I love your site, huge amount of information there.

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