Animal mummies displayed at California museum

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Ancient Animal Mummies
In this March 20, 2014 photo, a limestone with pigment shows a scene of a cat and mouse, in which animals perform human tasks, is displayed as part of the exhibit "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt," at the Orange County's Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif. The exhibition is on the ancient the mummification of animals in the Egyptian culture and religion. Drawn from the renowned collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Soulful Creatures features choice examples from among the many millions of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals preserved from at least thirty-one different cemeteries throughout Egypt. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)