Egypt 16 – Taming of animals in the time of pharaohs

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The Stone Age man killed the animals he hunted and ate them with his family at night. It was the first time fires were discovered. Meanwhile, it was a question of who was looking at them like devils with glowing eyes from the neighboring forest. Upon further inspection it appeared that them were wild cats, foxes and wolves.
When a piece of animal flesh was thrown at them, they became increasingly attracted to our Stone Age Homo sapiens ancestors. In another seven or eight thousand years, those animals gradually became domesticated, like cats and dogs. Somehow the most similar animals to humans, gorillas and monkeys, were already friends of man.
That kind of domesticated animal seems to have been associated with humans since time immemorial. The tomb of the High Priestess ‘Hetpet’ near the Pyramids of Giza testifies to this.
This ‘Hetpet’ was a priestess who performed sacrifices to the god ‘Hathor’, the lord of fertility, motherhood, dance and music. The head of the god ‘Hathor’ was symbolized by the head of a cow. There is not much mention of priests at this time. But ‘Priest Hetpet’ is special. The reason for this was her connection with the royal family of the ‘Fifth Dynasty’.
Found on the tomb about twelve miles from Cairo, the capital of Egypt, there is something in the wall paintings that has never been found.
At first glance it does not seem to have anything so important in it. There are scenes of people fishing, people catching birds, people picking fruit. But there is something special here. There is a picture of a dancing monkey in a circus group. Is this really important?
There is no special significance here today. But it is special to see here how man tamed other creatures 4400 years ago. The above monkey is shown dancing to the music of a band.
Here is evidence that our ‘Homo sapiens relatives’ tamed animals two million years ago.

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