Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

A cat rests among statues of Egyptian Pharaohs and Gods in the Khan el Khalili Market in Cairo, Egypt.

Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

A local cat relaxes among items for sale for the tourist market in Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo, Egypt. Khan el-Khalili market was built in 1382 and remains one of Cairo's most important shopping which is regularly frequented by Egypt's tourists. Here, one can purchase souvenirs as well as items of brass, copper, gold, silver and spices.

Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

A cat sits among shisha pipes for sale to the tourists in Cairo's Khan el-Khalili market. Khan el-Khalili market was built in 1382 and remains one of Cairo's most important shopping which is regularly frequented by Egypt's tourists. Here, one can purchase souvenirs as well as items of brass, copper, gold, silver and spices.

Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

Cairo is a city teeming with noise, people and congestion but in the early hours of morning before the tourists arrive, there is still peace and quiet. This cat walks his rounds among the stands while vendors await the crowds of tourists.

Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

A child and cat rest on the hood of a car along a busy street in Cairo, Egypt.

Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

A quiet morning before the shops in the Khan el-Kahlili market open.

Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

A feral cat on the rooftops above the Fishaway Coffee Shop in the Khan el Khalili market in Cairo, Egypt

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CatsofEypt_01

One of the last remaining cats on the site of Bubastis, an ancient Egyptian city in Lower Egypt. Bubastis was a center of worship for the feline goddess Bast and was a place to lay cat mummies to rest.

Cats of Egypt
Cats of Egypt

In Cairo, locals often set up shop along the sideway to tout their wares. This local cat jumps across items for sale with the Mosque of Sayyidna al-Hussein in the background.