These may be the world’s first images of dogs—and they’re wearing leashes


The story of the devoted friend of man, dogs, and her image have been found by archaeologists. We have all heard about what the place of the cat in Egyptian culture and religion. But the dog played an equally important role as a symbol of deity, and as a pet.

Of course, they lived together with a man under one roof, but it’s hard to say whether they were so loved by their Egyptian owners as cats. They were never portrayed as animals, which stroke and caress. Nevertheless, they were mummified and were often buried with owners, sometimes even in the same coffin.

The Egyptians probably first domesticated the cat, but the dogs likely were domesticated in other parts of the world.