Ancient Egyptian bronze cat bust
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Egyptian bronze cat found in bin

A 2,500-year-old bronze cat bust has been found in a bin in Penzance, Cornwall.

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
  • From the section Europe