Grab your Mini-Lions for a game!

April’s Cats in History post explored the relationship between humans and cats in the Ancient Middle East. Domestic cats were not a hot topic in the Ancient Middle East even though it seems that they may have been the first (or one of the first) civilizations to domesticate cats. Lions on the other hand were very much revered. An important goddess of the Ancient Middle East, Ishtar, was known for her love of the strength of lions. Lions were also important in the Bible;For example, Jesus himself is referred to as “the lion of Judah.” Get your roar ready and come play our game!

Want to compete?

My score on the interactive version of the  word search was 21,582. Can you get a higher score?

To play choose one of these options:

  1. Click on the image of the puzzle and print it from your browser.
  2. Right click on the image. Select “Save As” and save the image to your computer. Print as an image or place it onto a word document to print it.
  3. Download the PDF version of the puzzle and print from Adobe Acrobat. Click the following link to use the PDF version: Cats of the Ancient Middle East Word Search.pdf
  4. Try the online interactive version below the printable image. When you find a word, click on the first letter of the word and drag the cursor across to the end of the word.

Want the Answers?

Just send us an email with the subject line “The Cats of the Ancient Middle East Word Search” and we’ll send you the answer key to the printable word search.  🙂

 Cats of the Ancient Middle East Word Search