Cats from Cairo {Egypt} - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Cairo {Egypt}

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“The ancient Egyptians did everything to make their cats happy,” writes Annemarie Schimmel in the book Cairo Cats: Egypt's Enduring Legacy. “They were groomed and bathed, anointed with fragrant oils, and of course fed with excellent food for a cat's life was as important as a human life, and even during famines some food was apportioned to cats.”

In Egypt it was not unknown for someone who killed a cat to be executed or, if he happened to be caught in the act, lynched by the furious masses. 

Today, as these photographs prove, the mystique of the cat is still very much alive in the Egyptian environment.

egypt worships cats

Soda stand on Sharia al-Falaky, Bab al-Louk.

egypt worship cats

Al-Ahram supermarket, Digla.

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Mr. Ibrahim and Mish-Mish on the banks of the Nile, Zamalek.

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A stray kitten in an old man's hands, Darb al-Ahmar.

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1079 Corniche al-Nil, Garden City.

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  1. Oh you've blended two of my loves in the post: cats and Cairo! I will likely have to order this book!!

  2. This Cairo version is precious with the addition of humans interacting with the kitties.

    Emma and Buster

  3. they are so precious! Love them all!

  4. Beautiful photos - love the one of the cat on the shelf. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo