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  700-year-old painting looks like Mickey Mouse
Updated 15 November 2002, 16.22

Mickey Mouse fresco
An amazing 700-year-old picture that looks just like Mickey Mouse has been found in an Austrian church.

The mouse picture - called a fresco because it is painted straight onto plaster - has a pointed nose and big round ears that make it look just like it is the famous cartoon character.

The image was found on the wall of a church in the southern part of the country, and is standing with a group of other animals.

But is it really a mouse?

Art expert Eduard Mahlknecht reckons that the picture was painted around the year 1300, making him 600 years older than the Disney character.

He added that he wasn't totally sure the painting was a mouse.

Mahlknecht reckons that it could be a weasel because there is a legend all about a weasel that has really big ears.

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