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Cat discovers ancient Roman ruins

Posted on Saturday, 20 October, 2012 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Simbi Laveau


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Mirko Curti found more than be bargained for after chasing his cat through the streets of his village.

The escaped feline had scarpered through the streets with its owner close behind when it managed to crawl in to an opening on the side of a cliff that had been exposed due to recent heavy rain. When Curti went inside he discovered that the cat had found shelter inside an ancient Roman burial chamber complete with urns and piles of bones.

Archaologists believe the site dates back to somewhere between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. Several other similar sites have been unearthed in recent times due to excess rainfall, but this was the only one to have been discovered by a common household cat.

"Mirko Curti was chasing his cat through the streets of his village on Tuesday night when the cat inadvertently discovered a set of ancient Roman ruins."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by MrSerendipity on 20 October, 2012, 14:14
When the cat was asked by the news media about its remarkable discovery it simply said, "Meow!"
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 20 October, 2012, 14:40
Wow. Great read.
Comment icon #4 Posted by K_Bonita on 20 October, 2012, 21:05
Cute kitty,and a good discoverer also.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 20 October, 2012, 22:45
The photo of the kitty is hysterical . Like Indiana Jones,only a fashionista version
Comment icon #6 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 20 October, 2012, 22:52
My cat led me to his secret killing grounds today. So many birds. Reminds me of this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill
Comment icon #7 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 21 October, 2012, 1:01
My cat led me to his secret killing grounds today. So many birds. Reminds me of this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill I would assume its in their genetic make up ,to do so . I find dead birds all around my property ,and I think its the outside cat I feed. He brings them as thanks . What can ya do ? None of my cats,are allowed outside . I have three,that probably killed animals to survive ,when they were abandoned by previous owners. Bad kitties .
Comment icon #8 Posted by coolguy on 21 October, 2012, 3:57
Thats cool what an awesome find......
Comment icon #9 Posted by C235 on 21 October, 2012, 14:55
Veni, vidi, Meow!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Insignia on 24 October, 2012, 23:32
Was the cat wearing that awesome hat when it discovered them? I like to imagine it was.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Lava_Lady on 27 October, 2012, 8:02
Good Kitty!


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