Should you be stopping off in New York City on your way to NecronomiCon Providence 2013, you might like to stroll down to Lovecraft’s old pest-zone, where the Brooklyn Museum will present the exhibition “Divine Felines: Cats in Ancient Egypt” from 24th July 2013 through to 31st December 2014.

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Trivia blip: Lovecraft’s character of Menes in “The Cats of Ulthar” shares his name with Menes (c. 3,188 B.C.) the semi-mythical founder of Memphis, Ancient Egypt — believed by the Egyptians to have been the first human pharaoh, and said by Pliny to have been the inventor of human writing.

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