A 2200-year-old temple dedicated to the Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, has been unearthed in Alexandria, Egypt. The temple is thought to have belonged to Queen Berenice, wife of King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C.

According to archaeologist Mohammed Abdel-Maqsood, the large number of statues depicting Bastet found in the ruins suggest that this may be the first Ptolemaic-era temple dedicated to the cat goddess to be discovered in Alexandria. We think that it also suggests that Queen Berenice may be the world’s first fully-documented crazy cat lady.

[LINK: Yahoo News]