“Why would you pile up a litter of dead cats.
And why mummify them?” Hal asked.
“The messengers. These are the messengers that carry the true word to the world here after.
Cats sacrificed and mummified become the Goddess Bastet the daughter of Re and goddess of love and birth. What is important is the fact that they are here. It tends to indicate that we are entering a tomb. Bastet is a part of the burial ritual.”