Cat mummy discovered in Cornish attic
A man from Cornwall who found a dusty stuffed cat in his attic has discovered it is a 2,000 year old mummy.
Peter Gray from Porthscatho, near St Mawes, had the cat stored away for about 50 years.
He said: "It's been languishing in the attic. My father always said to get it x-rayed. The vets have confirmed it is a mummified cat and not a fake."
Mr Gray's father did a lot of work for museums around the country. He was given the mummy as a thank you gift.
The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro has confirmed the mummy is 2,000 years old.
19 Feb 2013