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Cats Sailed With Vikings to Conquer the World, Genetic Study Reveals


Animals  (tags: cats, domesticated, Vikings, DNA, genetic studies, Near East, Egypt, hearts, love cats )

Sheryl
- 757 days ago - sciencealert.com
The first large scale study of ancient feline DNA has finally been completed, and the results reveal how our inscrutable friends were domesticated in the Near East and Egypt some 15,000 years ago, before spreading across the globe and into our hearts.



   

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Dawnie W (250)
Saturday February 18, 2017, 9:58 pm
❤️Noted...Thanking you kindly...This article was so interesting. I sent it to my granddaughter who has 3 cats she rescued from perilous places. Plus six rabbits from terrible places also.❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday February 18, 2017, 11:37 pm
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday February 19, 2017, 3:53 am
Never knew Vikings had cats as pets,so they weren't all bad after all.Thanks for sharing this article Sheryl.
 

Animae C (507)
Sunday February 19, 2017, 5:02 am
They've been friends of humans for a long time!

TY Dande
 

aj E (164)
Sunday February 19, 2017, 9:16 am
interesting.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 19, 2017, 10:27 am
And cats today are adored+respected in Egypt! we owe them much gratitude 4 the beautiful kitties we see world wide! thx Dandelion
 

Kay M (347)
Sunday February 19, 2017, 3:42 pm
cool.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Monday February 20, 2017, 3:53 am
noted
 

Veronica B (35)
Monday February 20, 2017, 9:30 pm
So Interesting!Thanks Dandelion.
 
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