Eons before viral kitten videos, ancient Egyptians adored cats

Sculptor’s model of a walking lion, ca. 664-30 B.C., limestone (Image courtesy Brooklyn Museum) Cats are notoriously fickle—purring in your lap one second, then swiping you with an indignant claw the next. One thing is certain however when it comes to felines: People have adored them for an eternity. Just look …