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
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