How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

We all know that ancient Egyptians loved and honored cats — but were they really the first humans to domesticate this animal? As it turns out, no. In 2001, French archeologists found a burial site in Cyprus from 9,500 years ago that included a man and an 8-month old cat — obviously buried together to show the closeness of man and animal. So, how did that burial site get there? Who were the first to domesticate cats?

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