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Temple honoring cat goddess Bastet found in Egypt

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Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a Ptolemaic temple dating back more than 2,000 years that was dedicated to the ancient cat goddess Bastet. The Supreme Council of Antiquities said Tuesday that the ruins were discovered in the Kom el-Dekkah area of Alexandria. The temple is thought to have belonged to Queen Berenice II, wife of King Ptolemy III, who ruled Egypt in the third century B.C. Statues of Bastet in the ruins confirm that worship of animal deities continued after the end of the ancient era.

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