Cats of Egypt

An AUC Press Nature Foldout

Dominique Navarro
Richard Hoath

Cats were just as favored in ancient Egypt as they are today. Egyptian paintings of domesticated cats date back 3,600 years, and animal cults included

English edition
1 April 2015
8 pp.
Illustrated in color
58.5X21.5cm
ISBN 9789774166754
For sale worldwide

$6.95

Cats were just as favored in ancient Egypt as they are today. Egyptian paintings of domesticated cats date back 3,600 years, and animal cults included worship to the cat goddess Bastet. This AUC Press Nature Foldout explores wild and domestic cats of Egypt: large cats like the Cheetah, the Leopard, and the Caracal, which are all extremely threatened or near extinction within Egypt; and smaller cats including the African Wild Cat, Swamp Cat, Sand Cat, and Egyptian Mau. Whether wild or household pets, cats have long been beloved by people.

– Each species described and illustrated, alongside examples of their natural prey in the wild

– Map of Egypt describing the various habitats of wild cats, as well as locations of ancient Egyptian sites where the cat was worshiped and mummified

– Noted appearances of felines in hieroglyphs and reliefs

– Conservation efforts for threatened cat species

About the series: The AUC Press Nature Foldout series combine, in beautifully practical form, a wealth of information written by leading experts with striking full-color illustrations on the flora and fauna of Egypt and the Middle East. Designed for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers, as well as for indoor use, the foldouts come in an easily foldable format, at once compact, waterproof, and portable, making them durable and convenient travel guides. Size is 23 x 8.5 in. / 58.5 x 21.5 cm unfolded.

Dominique Navarro

Dominique Navarro is an Emmy Award winning art director, natural history artist, and writer. She collaborates on documentary television productions and environmental projects producing posters, books, and field guides for museums, schools, tourism, and ecology programs. A trained forensic artist, she produces illustrations and sculptural reconstructions of unidentified persons and ancient archeological remains, and she has worked at the excavation of a 25th Dynasty temple tomb near Luxor, Egypt. The AUC Press Nature Foldouts has been one of her most passionate projects, to inspire an appreciation towards the natural environment and heritage of Egypt.

Richard Hoath

Richard Hoath is one of Egypt’s leading naturalists. He has published many books, articles, and scientific papers on Egypt’s fauna. He is currently on the faculty of the American University in Cairo.
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