It’s no secret that the ancient Egyptians were obsessed with cats. Until recently, scientists believed that cats were revered for their personalities and their practical abilities in keeping rodent and serpent populations under control. Recently, a more sinister side to the ancient Egyptians feline worship has come to light. It turns out that they had farms dedicated to raising millions of kittens solely for the purpose of killing, mummifying and burying them alongside the people who revered them. The situation presents a startling duality unbeknownst previously.
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