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Here's Proof Ancient Egyptians Really Did Love Cats

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with more evidence that ancient Egyptians really did love cats. Archaeologists excavating a 4,500-year-old tomb near Cairo recently found dozens of mummified felines. There were wooden cat statues and a bronze casting of Bastet, the goddess of cats. The Ministry of Antiquities tweeted out photos - a good excuse to try to gin up tourism. We saw the story as a good excuse to say that Egyptians are putting the cat back in catacombs. Sorry. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.