Roles Of Animals In Ancient Egypt

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Animals played a very critical role in the life of the Egyptians. Pets were considered to be part of the family and even worthy of being mummified. Of all the animals that were highly valued, the cat was the most valued. Cats also had a practical use within the lives of the Ancient Egyptians. Some of the major threats in the life of an Egyptian were mice, rats and snakes. Cats were used to keep these animals at bay and therefore take care of the humans. Based on this it is easy to see how the cat began to be seen as divine, in the form of Baset. Not only were cats used to help keep vermin out they were also used in hunting. In many New Kingdom tombs cats can be seen out on the hunt with their owner retrieving fowl or fish. To kill a cat in

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