Credit: Image by Simona Robová from Pixabay.Why did ancient Egyptians revere cats? Egyptologist Dr. Julia Troche explains. August 20, 2021 by Strategic CommunicationIn ancient Egypt, cats were initially adopted as useful predators and gradually became symbols of divinity and protection. How and why did these animals gain their important role? Dr. Julia Troche, Egyptologist and assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, offers some insights to History.com.