Our Mummified Cat

The Question of the Mummified Cat While touring Agecroft Hall, many guests are immediately drawn to one of our more noteworthy exhibits—the mummified cat in the wall. After seeing the cat, the main question we get from guests is whether or not the cat is real—obviously the cat is a real object, but it is not a real cat. The mummified skin-like covering is a special effect added after the skeleton was purchased. The more important question is if a dead cat in the wall is historically accurate to our time period, the early modern era in England. Dead, mummified cats bricked up in the wall have been found throughout the UK while demolishing old manor houses and other buildings. The question the

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