Egyptian cat hunting in the marshes A tawny cat catches birds among the papyrus stems. Cats were family pets in ancient Egypt, and at palaces and revered ast Bast. The cat shown here could also represent the Sun-god hunting the enemies of light and order. The Tomb-chapel of Nebamun Thebes, Egypt. Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BCE. Salt Collection British Museum, Room 61:

Egyptian cat hunting in the marshes A tawny cat catches birds among the papyrus stems. Cats were family pets in ancient Egypt, and at palaces and revered ast Bast. The cat shown here could also represent the Sun-god hunting the enemies of light and order. The Tomb-chapel of Nebamun Thebes, Egypt. Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BCE. Salt Collection British Museum, Room 61:

A male offering bearer carries a basket, stalks, and a vessel. Papyrus stalks decorate the wall. A larger-than-life Ibis leads the way. source unknown

A male offering bearer carries a basket, stalks, and a vessel. Papyrus stalks decorate the wall. A larger-than-life Ibis leads the way. source unknown

Tomb-chapel of Nebamun Thebes, Egypt Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC (location Room 61 Bristish Museum)

Tomb-chapel of Nebamun Thebes, Egypt Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC (location Room 61 Bristish Museum)

Ancient Egyptian Tomb Art detail, Nebamun hunting in the marshes, showing reeds, birds and a feral cat, painting from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, accountant in the Temple of Amun (Karnak), circa 1350 BC, Ancient Egypt, panel in the British Museum, London WC1.

Ancient Egyptian Tomb Art detail, Nebamun hunting in the marshes, showing reeds, birds and a feral cat, painting from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, accountant in the Temple of Amun (Karnak), circa 1350 BC, Ancient Egypt, panel in the British Museum, London WC1.

Toshiyuki Fukuda

Toshiyuki Fukuda

Riches of history: huge jar of 15th century copper coins unearthed in Kyoto.

Riches of history: huge jar of 15th century copper coins unearthed in Kyoto.

Limestone Statue of Tawaret Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic (305-30 BC) The pregnant hippopotamus goddess responsible for fertility and the protection of women during childbirth. Sometimes referred to as...

Limestone Statue of Tawaret Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic (305-30 BC) The pregnant hippopotamus goddess responsible for fertility and the protection of women during childbirth. Sometimes referred to as...

Tomb Painting - Ra, god of the sun, in form of a cat triumphant over a serpent Apophis, god of darkness and chaos (Egypt, 1300 BC)

Tomb Painting - Ra, god of the sun, in form of a cat triumphant over a serpent Apophis, god of darkness and chaos (Egypt, 1300 BC)

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Murals from the tomb of Nebamun, British Museum, London.

Murals from the tomb of Nebamun, British Museum, London.

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