Monday, June 26, 2006

Mummified Cats, British Museum, UK


Mummified Cats, British Museum, UK
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I realised I forgot to upload this photo I took. Cats as you know, were deified by the ancient Egyptians, and as a result, many were mummified when they died. Here are some examples.

3 Comments:

Anonymous E_Cat said...

Cats were treated with such great respect then that if someone kills a cat accidentally or intentionally, the culprit will be executed....Watch out AVA! :)

26/6/06 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wish that people can treat animals (especially cats) with kindness and respect. After all, they are like us. They go thru a life cycle of birth, ageing, sickness and death. They also experience pain, sadness, hunger, fear, loneliness, etc. just like human beings. Please show some compassion on them and let them live their own lives. May those who treat the cats with respect be blessed with good luck and good fortune.

26/6/06 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we are looking at the casings but if they were done in the likeness of the actual cats, it looks like they are of different breeds and quite different-looking from one another. They are also pretty large!

26/6/06 2:22 PM  

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