Cat goddess Bastet temple found

Cat goddess Bastet temple found---
Egyptian cat god's 2,200-year-old temple unearthed in Alexandria. The link is to a Guardian UK article. Trust the Brits to call Bastet a god, not a goddess. Sheesh.

Oh, not all Brits- I'm sure Michael at my host site knows that Bastet is a she not a he.


A statue of the the cat god(dess) Bastet that was found in the remains of a temple belonging to Queen Berenice, the wife of King Ptolemy III (246-222 BC) in Alexandria, Egypt.

From the article:
A 2,200-year-old temple that may have been dedicated to the ancient Egyptian cat god Bastet has been unearthed in Alexandria, the Supreme Council of Antiquities said today.

The ruins of the Ptolemaic-era building were discovered by Egyptian archaeologists in the port city founded by Alexander the Great around 331BC. Alexandria was the seat of the Greek-speaking Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt for 300 years until the suicide of Queen Cleopatra.

More about Bastet at Wiki

Course, if you've read the "Amelia Peabody Emerson" Egyptian tales by Elizabeth Peters, you're already familiar with a later incarnation of Bastet. *g*

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