The History of Cats
Have you ever wondered about the history of the cat? Throughout the ages, cats have been both adored and despised by different groups of people. Today, cats are just as popular as dogs when it comes to common household pets. But where did the cat originally come from? And how did it make its way into our hearts and into our homes?
Although bones found in a gravesite in Cyprus dating around 7500 B.C. suggest some type of domestication may have occurred earlier with the wildcat species, it is believed by many that actual domestication of cats began as around 4000 B.C. in ancient Egypt in Valley of Nile. Egyptians found the cat to be a useful creature for protecting its stored grains from the rats, and cats found that rats were to be found where humans were. It was a beneficial relationship for both sides.
Although Egyptians possessed many