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Egyptian cat or Egyptian Mau includes the breed of short-haired cats. This breed was bred in America in the 50s of the last century, for which street Cairo cats were used. Perhaps, at one time, this breed served as a symbol of worship for the ancient Egyptians, since the forehead of this animal is still decorated with a characteristic pattern depicting a scarab beetle. Up to and in terms of its external features, the Egyptian Mau looks like an ancient Egyptian cat. Continue reading
There is an opinion that European cats originate from Egyptian cats, which, in due time, were brought by Roman legionaries first to Italy, and from there the cats spread throughout the empire.
In the 10th century, domestic cats were distributed throughout most of Europe and Asia, and were, like their ancestors, shorthair. Subsequently, when cats with long hair began to be taken out of eastern countries, animals with long hair began to appear among short-haired cats. Continue reading