Ancient Egyptian bronze cat bust
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Ancient Egyptian bronze cat salvaged from bin

A rare artefact from ancient Egypt nearly ended up in the bin, as its owners cleared out a relative's house in Cornwall thinking it was junk.

Luckily, local auctioneer David Hay salvaged the 2,500 year-old Egyptian cat bronze cat from the bin realising its significance.

Jon Kay explains how the cat made its way to Penzance.

  • 19 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe
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