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Cats of Ancient Egypt

Sunday, August 28, at 1:30 p.m.

The Ancient Egyptians were the original cat people. Cats can be found in Egyptian tombs, in ancient art, and even found mummified by the thousands as votive offerings. Cats were revered as protectors of grain from mice, warrior goddesses, and protectors of children. Killing a cat, even accidentally, was sometimes a capital offense.

Please join us on August 28 at 1:30 PM to learn the secrets of why the Ancient Egyptians loved the feline form, how cats influenced the Ancient Egyptian spiritual beliefs, and even meet a mummified Ancient Egyptian cat up close!

Admission is free with paid entry to the museum..

Participation in this workshop will count towards the Junior Archaeologist Program graduation.