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Cat mummy discovered in Cornish attic

19 February 2013 Last updated at 19:27 GMT

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.