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The ancient Egyptians believed their gods could assume different forms. The gods could appear with the head of a cat and also inhabit the bodies of cats.
For this reason, cats were mummified, creating a whole economy around breeding and mummifying cats.
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Ancient Egyptians held cats in high regard, not just because of the preferences of their gods, but also because the pharaohs kept giant cats.
Most of what we know about the function of cats comes from scenes depicted in paintings on the wall of tombs.
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