Published On: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2013

Florida woman’s ‘mummified cat’ set to go to auction

A mummified cat last owned by a Bradenton, Florida woman will be auctioned off  in London on May 1, according to the Bonham auction house.

970WFLA.com is reporting that the cat mummy was owned by a woman who inherited it from her stepfather, Morgan Wing. The mummy was acquired during a 1920s archaeological dig in Egypt, according to Bonham.

Bidding will start at $3,100 during the antiquities auction.  Here’s how the website describes the item:

“An Egyptian mummified cat: Late Period to Ptolemaic, circa 664-30 B.C.
Wrapped in multiple overlapping strips of vertical and horizontal bandages, with applied bandage spirals for the eyes and nose, some bitumen remaining, some damage to the mouth and ears, 10¼in (26cm) high.”

Acquiring antiquities, mummies etc…ala Indiana Jones or the Mummy films, was legal then, but now has been banned. There is some damage to the mouth and ears, but the preserved feline may fetch as much as $4500.

Get more info on the auction here

Egyptian mummified cat


Petco recalls pet food bowls after radioactive bowls found in Chicago store

Machetes and swords always prove to be Strange, strange, strange stories…check out some examples.

No Machete, but a sword used by Coco Bennett “attacking police with a samurai sword” – read HERE

Ok, too weird? How about no sword, but butt naked in a Walgreens? True story – read HERE

Isn’t it worth noting that all of these stories are from Florida – gotta love Florida news.

2012: Jeffrey Musick attack police with a sword

Christine Stoudemire, Florida woman, offers police $15 to buy back fake ID

Jason Wilson, Florida man arrested with machete at RNC

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