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The Domestic Cat - European Shorthair - Set

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  • 25.09.2020
  • Villa Creativa
  • Saule Beksultanova
  • Agencija za komercijalnu djelatnost d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
  • Offset
  • 4-colour
About The Domestic Cat - European Shorthair

The origins of the domestic cat date back to ancient Egypt, where people are believed to have begun domesticating the Libyan wildcat as long as four thousand years ago. The reason for this was the need to protect grain stores from the depredations of mice. Cats were worshipped as deities and even mummified. They were brought to Europe by Roman legionaries before the birth of Christ. They even became a status symbol. Unfortunately, the Middle Ages were less kind to cats, and they were associated with witchcraft and black magic.

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