Archaeologist's Find: Cat Skeleton

NEWS | Published: 25.7.2014
Kissan luuranko

Archaeological excavations continue in Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova this summer. The archaeologist's find is exhibited in the museum's lobby.

Cat Skeleton

This cat lived in Turku in the 16th century. It was buried in the cellar which was filled with soil, and its bones were scattered around when the roof of the cellar collapsed in a fire. Remains of three fully grown cats have been found in the same cellar. These also include the cat skeleton found in the beginning of 1990's which has become a symbol for the museum. It is not known if these domestic cats have been pets or stray cats.