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Ancient Puppy Paw Prints Found on Roman Tiles

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 02:50 PM

The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.

"They are beautiful finds, as they represent a snapshot, a single moment in history," said Nick Daffern, a senior project manager with Wardell Armstrong Archaeology. "It is lovely to imagine some irate person chasing a dog or some other animal away from their freshly made tiles."


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

now days we have signs saying wet floor or wet paint... but is there a sign saying "freshly made tiles"??

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

Puppy!? Chupacabra! :P

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:15 PM

The Romans had Chupacabras? Who knew!

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 11:26 PM

Every time I've poured concrete a dog just has to run through it. Times haven't changed!

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 02:09 AM

I can imagine the little sweetie barking :)

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 03:41 AM

it'd be interesting if they could find something out about the sort of breed of dog it might have been. i think we know the names of some of long extinct breeds, but not as much about physical details.

ok, and it's also a very cute story. ancient roman puppies!

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