The Cat In Ancient Egypt

Author : Jaromír Málek
ISBN : 0714119709
Genre : Cats
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Cats in Egypt were probably domesticated by around 4000 BC from wild ancestors. Over the following centuries, they became popular household pets and are regularly shown in tomb paintings of family life. This volume draws on artistic and written sources to show how they became widely-esteemed and revered animals in Egypt.
Category: Cats

The Cat In Ancient Egypt

Author : N. Langton
ISBN : 0710307101
Genre : History
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"This volume is a detailed visual record of art and artefacts associated with the worship of the cat and the goddess Bastet in ancient Egypt. The book begins with a brief history of the cult, tracing its development from earliest times to the height of its popularity under the Bubastite dynasty, noting that organized divinity only passed from the cat and the goddess in 392 AD when the Emperor Theodosius I forbade paganism. The remainder of the work, profusely illustrated with objects from the authors' collection, describes pieces depicting cat figures, cat heads, groups, inscriptions, mummy cases, scarabs, amulets and jewelry."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: History

The Adventures Of Auf

Author : Dotty Schenk
ISBN : 9781626755444
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In the year 51BCE, follow a loveable little black cat and his adventures. His journey takes him from his home in Thebes and the Valley of the Kings to the Roman port of Ostia. Join him as he sails the Mediterranean Sea to the Isle of Rhodes. Then to the great city of Alexandria and the world famous library. He finally returns to Thebes and home. Be there as he witnesses history at the end of the Roman Republic. The event that changed the world forever. This story is written for 5th and 6th grade students and others who are interested or studying the ancient world. It is also for anyone who has a special place in their heart for cats. AUF is named after the Egyptian god of adventure. He lives in Thebes in 51 BCE (before the Common Era) with a merchant and his family. Life is very good but not very exciting so he thinks it would be fun to have some adventures. His first adventure takes him to the Valley of the Kings. He participates in a festival in honor of Bastet, the goddess of cats. His second adventure takes him on a merchant ship heading to the Roman port of Ostia. This time is the beginning of the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. His third adventure takes him to the great library in Alexandria and finally back to his home and family in Thebes. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Cat Tales cat rescue organization.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Per Bast

Author : Lara-Dawn Stiegler
ISBN : 0978179307
Genre : Fiction
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The story behind the statue of a cat. "As a deadly plague spreads over Egypt, Neferure [ed.--the cat] finds herself stranded in the turmoil surrounding death. A promise has been silenced, a piece of her heart torn away, and the high priest of Karnak temple has just been entombed. In the wake of her loss, Neferure finds herself enshrouded in a mystery no one else acknowledges, and unveils a sinister plot threatening all of Egypt"--P. 4. of cover.
Category: Fiction

The Cat Of Bubastes

Author : G. A. Henty
ISBN : 9780486115832
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A young Egyptian accidentally kills a sacred cat and must flee from an angry mob. Set in 1250 B.C., this thrilling adventure also features fascinating details about Egyptian religion, geography, farming, and burial.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Temple Cat

Author : Andrew Clements
ISBN : 0618111395
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A temple cat in ancient Egypt grows tired of being worshipped and cared for in a reverent fashion and travels to the seaside, where she finds genuine affection with a fisherman and his children.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Cat Of Bubastes A Tale Of Ancient Egypt

Author : G. A. Henty
Genre : Fiction
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Thanks to the care with which the Egyptians depicted upon the walls of their sepulchers the minutest doings of their daily life, to the dryness of the climate which has preserved these records uninjured for so many thousand years, and to the indefatigable labor of modern investigators, we know far more of the manners and customs of the Egyptians, of their methods of work, their sports and amusements, their public festivals, and domestic life, than we do of those of peoples comparatively modern. My object in the present story has been to give you as lively a picture as possible of that life, drawn from the bulky pages of Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson and other writers on the same subject. I have laid the scene in the time of Thotmes III., one of the greatest of the Egyptian monarchs, being surpassed only in glory and the extent of his conquests by Rameses the Great. It is certain that Thotmes carried the arms of Egypt to the shores of the Caspian, and a people named the Rebu, with fair hair and blue eyes, were among those depicted in the Egyptian sculptures as being conquered and made tributary. It is open to discussion whether the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt took place in the reign of Thotmes or many years subsequently, some authors assigning it to the time of Rameses. Without attempting to enter into this much-discussed question, I have assumed that the Israelites were still in Egypt at the time of Thotmes, and by introducing Moses just at the time he began to take up the cause of the people to whom he belonged, I leave it to be inferred that the Exodus took place some forty years later. I wish you to understand, however, that you are not to accept this date as being absolutely correct. Opinions differ widely upon it; and as no allusion whatever has been discovered either to the Exodus or to any of the events which preceded it among the records of Egypt, there is nothing to fix the date as occurring during the reign of any one among the long line of Egyptian kings. The term Pharaoh used in the Bible throws no light upon the subject, as Pharaoh simply means king, and the name of no monarch bearing that appellation is to be found on the Egyptian monuments. I have in no way exaggerated the consequences arising from the slaying of the sacred cat, as the accidental killing of any cat whatever was an offense punished by death throughout the history of Egypt down to the time of the Roman connection with that country.
Category: Fiction

Cat Mummies

Author : Kelly Trumble
ISBN : 0547562640
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Clearly written text offers an answer to the question of why ancient Egyptians mummified thousands and thousands of cats. An easy-to-understand introduction to ancient Egyptian history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mummy Cat

Author : Marcus Ewert
ISBN : 9780544340824
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author'snote"--
Category: Juvenile Fiction