Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Cat discovers ancient Roman ruins

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


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
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."

  View: Full article

 Source: Yahoo! News


  Discuss: View comments (11)

   


 
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!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6080578
260389
172488

 
Papers found on Blackbeard's ship identified
1-16-2018
Archaeologists have found the answer to one of the Queen Anne's Revenge's most enduring mysteries.
Aztec epidemic mystery may have been solved
1-16-2018
500 years ago, a deadly epidemic known as 'cocoliztli' killed nearly 80 per cent of the Aztec population.
Could giant lasers shoot down space debris ?
1-15-2018
A new study by researchers in China has put forward a novel new way of tackling the problem of space junk.
'Ingredients for life' found in meteorites
1-15-2018
Scientists have found new evidence to suggest that life could have arisen elsewhere in the solar system.
Other news in this category
Aztec epidemic mystery may have been solved
Posted 1-16-2018 | 4 comments
500 years ago, a deadly epidemic known as 'cocoliztli' killed nearly 80 per cent of the Aztec population....
 
Ancient stone carving may depict supernova
Posted 1-11-2018 | 10 comments
Scientists have identified what they believe to be the first known depiction of an exploding star....
 
Ancient model of the universe discovered
Posted 1-5-2018 | 7 comments
Archaeologists have unearthed a depiction of the mythical Aztec universe on the side of a volcano....
 
New group of ancient Native Americans found
Posted 1-3-2018 | 13 comments
Known as the ancient Beringians, this new group split from the founding population 20,000 years ago....
 
Roman Tantalus bowl was a practical joke
Posted 1-1-2018 | 0 comments
Researchers have identified what is thought to be the earliest known example of a physical practical joke....
 
Mummy discovered in unexplored Luxor tomb
Posted 12-10-2017 | 22 comments
Archaeologists have uncovered an unidentified mummy within a previously unexplored tomb near Luxor, Egypt....
 
'Santa's bone' dates back to time of St. Nick
Posted 12-6-2017 | 6 comments
Scientists have radiocarbon dated a small fragment of bone that may have belonged to Saint Nicholas....
 
How did the Indus thrive without rivers ?
Posted 12-4-2017 | 2 comments
The ancient Indus civilization had a novel solution to the lack of flowing water near its many villages....
 
Neolithic women were stronger than athletes
Posted 11-30-2017 | 27 comments
The arms of women who lived 7,000 years ago were stronger than those of today's elite Olympic rowers....
 
Tomb of Jesus is much older than thought
Posted 11-29-2017 | 9 comments
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is now thought to date back more than 1,700 years....
 
Buddha's cremated remains found in China
Posted 11-15-2017 | 10 comments
A ceramic box thought to contain the remains of Buddha himself has been discovered in Jingchuan County....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ