Mummified cat, no provenance, Egyptian, 2000-100BCE
Mummified cat, Ancient Egyptian, 2000-100BCE. Cats had enormous significance for the Egyptian people, and their relationship with them was principally religious. The mummification of cats, and their burial within the temple, was performed to provide the animals with eternal life by means of the same rituals used for humans.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- On loan from the Wellcome Trust
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