• Marina Veronica

What was the penalty for killing a cat in ancient Egypt?

Updated: Apr 2, 2020


Cat’s Head, 30 BC to third century AD Bronze, gold. Brooklyn Museum

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/05/02/in-ancient-egypt-cats-were-sacred-killing-one-was-punishable-by-death/


Answer: The cat was sacred in ancient Egypt. The penalty for killing a cat was death. The cat's purpose was to protect the pharoah and kill snakes. bugs and rodents.



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