Cats in Ancient Egypt

Some great soruces for studying cats in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptians may have given cats the personality to conquer the world By David Grimm (Science Mag) (Jun. 19, 2017) http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/ancient-egyptians-may-have-given-cats-personality-conquer-world

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows by Casey Smith (National Geographic) (June 19, 2017) http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/domesticated-cats-dna-genetics-pets-science/

The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world by C. Ottoni, et al. (Nat. Ecol. Evol. 1, 0139) (2017) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0139

More evidence for cat taming at the Predynastic elite cemetery of Hierakonpolis (Upper Egypt) by Wim Van Neer, et al. (Journal of Archaeological Science Volume 45,) (May 2014) (Pages 103-111) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440314000636

When Cats Became Comrades by David Grimm (Science) (Dec. 16, 2013)
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/12/when-cats-became-comrades

Cats in Ancient Egyptian Art (August 2013)
http://albertis-window.com/2013/08/cats-in-ancient-egyptian-art/

More evidence for cat taming at the Predynastic elite cemetery of Hierakonpolis (Upper Egypt), Wim Van Neer. (Journal of Archaeological Science Volume 45) (May 2014) Pages 103–111
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440314000636

Cats of the Pharaohs: Genetic Comparison of Egyptian Cat Mummies to their Feline Contemporaries by Jennifer D. Kurushima. (Journal of Archaeological Science 39(10)) (Oct 2012) pages 3217–3223.
To be reviewed paper can be found here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3426309/

Final Paper here:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440312001987?via%3Dihub

Origin of the Egyptian Domestic Cat by Carolin Johansson Molecular Biotechnology Programme Uppsala University School of Engineering June 2012 http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:560231/fulltext01

Radiological investigation of an over 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy of a cat. Gnudi G1, Volta A, Manfredi S, Ferri F, Conversi R. Journal of Feline Med Surg. 2012 Apr;14(4):292-4.

The Wonderful World of Cats (History Channel) (2009)

The Near Eastern Origin of Cat Domestication by Carlos A. Driscoll, et al. (Science Vol. 317, Issue 5837) July, 27, 2007) pp. 519-523
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/317/5837/519

Early Origin for the Purrfect Pet by Elizabeth Pennisi (Science) (Apr. 8, 2004) http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2004/04/early-origin-purrfect-pet

Felines and Pharaohs 34 minutes. Released 1991 by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Series: Cats.

Warsaw Egyptological Studies 1 “The scarab on the cat’s forehead” by Helmut Satzinger. National Museum in Warsaw “Pro- Egipt” 1997 http://homepage.univie.ac.at/helmut.satzinger/Texte/ScarabCat.PDF

Warsaw Egyptological Studies 1 “The scarab on the cat’s forehead” by Helmut Satzinger. National Museum in Warsaw “Pro- Egipt” 1997 http://homepage.univie.ac.at/helmut.satzinger/Texte/ScarabCat.PDF

Computed tomography of an ancient Egyptian cat. Falke TH, Zweypfenning-Snijders MC, Zweypfenning RC, James AE Jr. ( J Comput Assist Tomogr.) 1987 Jul-Aug; 11(4):745-7.

Domestic Cats in Ancient Egypt
http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1ijw1/DomesticCatsinAncien/resources/25.htm

Thutmose’s Cat
http://www.carlos.emory.edu/PDF/Classroom%20TUTorial_Thutmose’s%20Cat.pdf

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One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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