Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
If you thought cats were just a weird Internet obsession, you’ll be surprised to learn how much felines have shaped the world and its history. For example, did you know cats were first domesticated in ancient Egypt? Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, an ongoing exhibit on display at the Brooklyn Museum, gives an in-depth look into the role cats played in Egyptian imagery and art. The exhibit includes more than 30 different representations of cats ranging from everyday domesticated cats to the role felines played in Egyptian mythology. Egyptians valued cats for their fertility and their ability to protect homes, and they also associated cats with royalty and even deities. More proof that cats have always been popular.