Ancient Egyptians and Cats

Ancient Egyptians and Cats


Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats and continued to mourn until their eyebrows grew back.


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Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when their cats died, and continued to mourn until their eyebrows grew back. They believed cats were capable of bringing good luck to the people who housed them and treated them like royalty. To honor the cats, families also often dressed them in jewels.


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