Saturday, March 2, 2019

Fact of the Day: Battle of Pelusium Cats

In the year 525 BCE, the First Persian Empire successfully annexed Egypt. During the pivotal Battle of Pelusium, the Persians won the battle (apparently) with the help of cats. They used cats as shields, which Egyptians considered holy and they refused to harm the felines. Giving the Persians a quite considerable advantage in battle. 

12 comments:

roughterrain crane said...

I haven't heard this story. Thanks for telling us.

Pat Hatt said...

Never heard that one.

Bob Bushell said...

A battle of the cats.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Emmylou said...

Is this for real?!? That's pretty funny:D

NanaDiana said...

WOW! I would never have believed that. xo Diana

Mary Kirkland said...

I had no idea. What a way to fight though.

Fundy Blue said...

That's quite a tale! Those were bloody and cruel times.

Susan Kane said...

Okay, I am just creeped out right now. Egyptians must have been horrified.

Huggybear said...

Ingenious - winning is what counts.
Ask that mongrel, Donald, the Trump!
C,mon, hurry up Yanks and save the world by putting
this looney and his cohorts (arse lickers) behind bars.
Colin

Martha said...

Wow, I never heard this before. That is really interesting.

Kirk said...

The Egyptians should have fought back with dogs.