Mummy Case, Egypt, Roman Period, Early 2nd century “Mummy of a Greek youth, aged 19-21, named Artemidorus in a cartonnage body-case with mythological decoration in gold leaf and an encaustic on limewood portrait-panel covering the face and inscription on the chest. There is an inscription in Greek on the mummy-case.” The British Museum
When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would mourn by shaving off their eyebrows. They also held elaborate funerals during which they drank wine and beat their breasts. The cat was embalmed with a sculpted wooden mask and the tiny mummy was placed in the family tomb or in a pet cemetery with tiny mummies of mice.
British Museum - Siltstone sarcophagus of Sasobek Perhaps from Sais, Egypt 26th Dynasty, around 630 BC The northern vizier of Egypt This is the sarcophagus of Sasobek, the vizier (prime minister) of the northern part of Egypt in the reign of Psammetichus I (664-610 BC). It may have been found in Sais, the city from which Psammetichus' family came.