Out of Egypt and to Europe

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How did domesticated cats get to Europe from Egypt?

Out of Egypt and to Europe

It is believed that the spread of cats from Egypt to the Mediterranean area and Europe is a result of Phonecian traders ignoring Egyptian laws and smuggling them out. Cats did not attain as high a stature in Greece or Rome because those cultures already had vermin catchers in domesticated weasels, martens and/or polecats.

   

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