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Cairo Cats


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Each intimate and thought-provoking photograph is complemented by an apposite literary passage,tempting the reader to explore tidbits of folklore, religion, and poetry from Egypt and the Arab world, while giving insights into an animal that has inspired fascinating tales for at least five thousand years

Far from being pampered house pets, the cats of Cairo are street-smart survivors who roam freely throughout the city.However, their ancestors in ancient Egypt were revered as gods and were so beloved that they were portrayed in statues and jewelry. In subsequent centuries, the tradition of adoring cats continued and today, as Lorraine Chittock's captivating photographs display, the mystique of the cat lives on.

Discover your cat's Egyptian heritage in this delightful gift book..