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June 14, 2017

Cat paw print on a 2,000-year-old Roman clay roof

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From Atlas Obscura:


About 2,000 years ago, a cat walked across a roof tile while it was still drying.

Part of that tile — dating from 100 A.D. — has been discovered by archaeologists along the route of a new road in Lincoln, England.

They found the tile among thousands of pieces of newly uncovered Roman-era material, Lincolnshire Live reports.

These clay tiles were made for the roof of a Roman house.

They had been laid out to dry when a cat sauntered by.

A couple of years ago, a similar tile was found in Gloucester.

According to the BBC, it's not unusual for animal (or human) prints to show up on Roman roof tiles, but it's rare to find one from a cat.

June 14, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Have you noticed the remaining part of the tile resembles a human foot?

Posted by: John | Jun 15, 2017 11:27:25 AM

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