Punch,  15 (1848), 88.

The British Archaeological Association



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People mentioned:

James M Gully

    Description of the putative activities of members of the British Archaelogical Association. Notes that 'even in the leisure of refection', members engaged in archaeological research, including displaying the 'beeswing in the port [...] by means of a microscope'. Concentrates on Mr Arden's paper on the 'Mummy of an Ancient Cat', which describes the status of the cat in ancient Egypt, and argues that the specimen on display 'passed from the hands of Isis to the lap of Osiris' and was the ancestor of 'Puss-in-Boots and Puss-in-the-Corner'. Notes that the association proceeded to Malvern where it investigated 'the antiquity of the springs that supply the lymph for the cold-water cure'.

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