Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Two mummified halves of a cat

http://tinyurl.com/3yn64b (ballarat.yourguide.com.au)
"The pieces in the puzzle of the mummified Egyptian cat have finally come together - or at least the pieces of the puss have. X-rays have revealed that the two mummified parcels, belonging to the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, contained the two halves of a cat.
The contents of one package had been unknown before yesterday's examination at a veterinary clinic, while those in the other were confirmed as a cat's upper portion.
But the art gallery's registrar Anne Rowland said the discovery of what was beneath the layers of linen cloth prompted more questions than answers."

There's a little more on the subject, including a photograph, at the following address on the same site:

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