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No. Cats were considered sacred as The Ancient Egytpians believed they were messengers of the cat goddess Bastet.

AnswerNo, cats were treated like gods in ancient Egypt the worshipped them.
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There were many animals found in Ancient Egypt. Some of the wild ones include jackels, scorpions, vultures, hippopotomus and crocodiles. The domestic animals were mostly cattle, but the rich had monkeys and other african animals imported as pets.

Which breed of domestic cat is closest to ancient Egyptian cat?

The most common breed of cat in Ancient Egypt is probably the Domestic Shorthair (mixed-breed shorthaired cat). Even today, non-pedigree cats make up a majority of the cat population. However, two cat breeds that exist today are believed to have originated from Ancient Egypt. One of them is the Egyptian Mau. The modern Egyptian Mau has Egyptian stray cats in its ancestry. It is believed that the Egyptian Mau is descended from African wild cats, and spotted cats that resemble the Mau are portrayed in the wall paintings of Ancient Egypt. The breed name itself is Egyptian, with "mau" meaning cat in Middle Egyptian. The other breed is the Abyssinian. Its breed name refers to Abyssinia, the historical name for Ethiopia, yet some stories suggest that this breed originated from Egypt. Many sources state the the Abyssinian is an old breed with its roots dating back to Ancient Egypt, as the Abyssinian resembles the cats in Ancient Egyptian paintings and sculptures with its slender built and moderately wedged head shape.

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What was the special role of cats in ancient Egypt?

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