Sunday, November 03, 2013

Sudden Insight

     The ancient Egyptians, as a matter of policy, did not let non-Egyptians have cats, not ever.  Especially not to take home.

     No doubt some cats snuck away anyhow but consider: this makes ancient Egypt, land of a society running on economics and imperatives nobody has quite worked out, land of vast stone structures and arcane, even incomprehensible gods, the crazy-old-lady cat-hoarders of the ancient world.

     Explains rather a lot, I think.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Heh. Indeed.

Peter said...

Clearly, that's why they suffered periodic cat-astrophes.


John A said...

Cats may well have been regarded as super-weapons of economics. Not only a lot cheaper but far more effective at keeping grain stores free of various types of vermin. Think of the mechanical loom, which England did its best to keep to itself and away from competitors.

Roberta X said...

Oh, totally, but still-- Cat-hoarders!

Old NFO said...

ROTFLMAO! Not touching that one with a 10 foot pole!