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