If you haven’t seen it, head over to Zenobia: Empress of the East and read Judith’s abnormally interesting post on cat mummies. Here’s a sample:
Owing to the huge demand for mummified cats throughout the Late Period (ca. 1069-30 BCE), different qualities of cat mummies were sold with better or worse features according to the clients’ budget. It was possible to find ‘cheap’ cat mummies with just a few bones inside or even an empty ‘shell’ or to spend much more and get a complete mummified cat body embedded in decorated wrappings.
As I said, abnormally interesting. MI-(A)W