great temple of Bastet at the ancient city of Bubastis is now being studied by a joint German/ The visitor to the temple today sees a large area of blocks. A statue of the the cat godess Bastet that was found in the remains of a temple belonging to Queen Berenice, the wife of King Ptolemy III. An ancient temple filled with about cat statues was built for the goddess Bastet by Queen Berenike II, say archaeologists who found the.
She was often depicted holding a sistrum the sacred rattle of Hathor and Denderah the home of the cult centre of Hathor in the sixth nome of Upper Egypt was sometimes known as the "Southern Bubastis". When they died they were mummified and could be presented to the goddess as an offering. The temple is the first part of the royal palace to be unearthed. For other uses, see Bastet disambiguation. In connection with this, when Anubis became the god of embalming, Bastet came to be regarded as his wife for a short period of time.
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