Man finds stuffed cat in attic is 2,000-yr-old Egyptian mummy
Cats were particularly popular subjects during the Ptolemaic period from 305 BC to 30BC because they were believed to represent the war goddess Bastet.
X-ray images of the mummified cat show the neck is still intact, suggesting it was a prized pet rather than a sacrifice to the gods.
"It was very exciting to see the X-ray. It's a lovely face and the wrapping is very good. It's been very well kept," Jane Marley, curator of archaeology and world culture at Royal Cornwall Museum, said.
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