Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Caturday Report! Cat Finds Ancient Catacomb




Rome may not be short of catacombs, but one discovered this week is more deserving of the name than the city's countless other subterranean burial chambers. For Mirko Curti stumbled into a 2000-year-old tomb piled with bones while chasing a wayward moggy.
Mr Curti and a friend were following the cat at 10pm on Tuesday when it scampered towards a low tufa rock cliff close to his home near Via di Pietralata in a residential area of the city.
''The cat managed to get into a grotto and we followed the sound of its miaowing,'' he said. Inside the small opening in the cliff the two men found themselves surrounded by niches dug into the rock similar to those used by the Romans to hold funeral urns, while what appeared to be human bones littered the floor.

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3 comments:

Gabriel said...

That's awesome.
My cat only leads me to the door so she can go outside for a bit :/

Kat said...

Wahahaha and then the first picture!

David said...

Lol@ Gabriel. At least you have one. I am cat deprived. :( Someday my cat will come though. :)

I found Kristen Lawrence by searching "Cat Catacomb" and found the funny Cats In The Catacombs video. I found out she really has composed some good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maqx6biRfZ8&feature=relmfu