Vikings Helped Cats Conquer the World

Časi: Postavi glagol v oklepaju v ustrezno obliko (active and passive).

viking-catWhile Vikings don’t exactly have a reputation for _______________ (1 BE) cuddly, their travel companions do. At least that _______________ (2 BE) according to the “first large-scale study of ancient feline data.” Hoping to shed some light on the early history of cats, researchers sequenced the DNA of 209 felines, the remains of which _______________ (3 FIND) at various archaeological sites, dating from 15,000 to 2,700 years ago. What they _______________ (4 DISCOVER) was that cats expanded geographically in two waves.

During the first wave, while the feline critters _______________ (5 TRAVEL) from the Middle East, they settled in the eastern Mediterranean, an area known for its fertile lands. This finding supports the long-held belief that farmers encouraged the spread of cats because they needed _______________ (6 CONTROL) rodents. The next wave—which occurred thousands of years later—started in ancient Egypt, where cats _______________ (7 WORSHIP), and moved to Africa and Eurasia via seafarers. Researchers _______________ (8 RECENTLY/FIND) that the DNA from an Egyptian cat matched that of a feline found at a Viking site in Germany. It _______________ (9 BELIEVE) that Vikings—along with other mariners—took cats on ships in order to control rats and mice. These findings are not surprising, given the presence of cats in Norse mythology. The goddess Freyja—who was in charge of love, fertility, battle, and death—traveled in a chariot _______________ (10 PULL) by two large cats.

(Adapted from on 26 September 2016)

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