The Abyssinian cat is remarkably similar to the images of cats that can be seen in ancient Egyptian frescoes. Therefore, many breeders like the legend that these cats are descendants of the sacred temple animals. However, in fact, the Abyssinian breed appeared relatively recently, at the end of the nineteenth century. Ancestor of the breed is a cat brought to England from Ethiopia, which at that time was called Abyssinia. Continue reading
The history of unusual cats: the treasures of the world
Anyone who is interested in such a question as the history of unusual cats, first of all receives information about unusual breeds that were bred specifically or appeared as a result of mutations. However, the history of unusual breeds is far from everything, because the originality of a cat can be due both to its character and its extraordinary fate. And the world knew a lot of examples of such pets. Continue reading
History of cats in the East: the ancient does not happen?
It is known that the domestic cat originated from Egypt, but according to some theories, this animal came from the East, where the most ancient remains of cats were found. In particular, such remains (dated to 5-6 millennia BC) were found in the most ancient city of the Earth Jericho, and in Jordan, and in India. And although scientists claim that the animals found can hardly be considered fully domesticated, the fact remains: cats in the Ancient East were fairly common. And they came to Buddhist temples long before our era, and it is believed that their ancestor was some kind of small cat, common in Southeast Asia. Continue reading
The fact that we owe the appearance of cats to Ancient Egypt is almost not a secret to anyone. This country is officially considered the birthplace of these wonderful animals, and it was she who once was famous for the cult of cats, some forms of which have survived to this day. However, cats in history had time to express themselves beyond the Egyptian borders, and in a short time spread throughout the world.
The spread was made possible by the Phoenicians. They were the first to take cats on sea trips, and it was thanks to them that the whole world learned about the domestic cat. Continue reading
Many argue that the first cats were tamed and domesticated by the ancient Egyptians, but there is no general opinion on this matter. It is believed that the history of the appearance of cats next to a man begins about 10-12 thousand years ago and is related to the fact that these animals became close to people since the latter began to lead a sedentary lifestyle. This, by the way, makes cats just unique among all animals, many of which are still trying to stay away from people. Continue reading