Cyprus ~ cat

Cat ~ Cyprus

 

Cyprus is well known for the feral cats everywhere you go. But they all seem well fed and friendly, this one I thought particularly beautiful.  I had 2 cats who both died at the end of last year, and I still miss them a lot.

“The oldest archaeological evidence for domesticated cats was found on the Greek island of Cyprus, where several animal species including cats were introduced by 7500 BC. Further, at the Neolithic site of Shillourokambos, a purposeful cat burial was found next to a human burial, dated between 9500-9200 years before the present. The archaeological deposits of Shillourokambos also included the sculpted head of what looks like a combined human-cat being.” ~ about.com archaeology

 

 

 

 

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