From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years. ‘Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt’ features cats and lions in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through diverse representations from the world-famous holdings of the Brooklyn Museum. Read more.
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