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2000 Years Old Cat Paw prints found on a Roman Tile Proves Cats Didn’t Care Even Then

Posted in Cat News - Last Updated: July 27, 2017 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat News 
Last Updated: July 27, 2017  
Author:  Jan Travell

The prints on this 2,000-year-old Roman roof tile proves cats were kept as pets – and sometimes got in the way.

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Paw prints made by a cat 2,000 years ago have been found on a Roman roof tile kept at a museum in south west England.

Dug up in Gloucester in 1969, the tile fragment had long lain unnoticed at Gloucester City Museum. Only recently, a researcher spotted the cat’s paw on the tile while going through the finds from the 1969 archaeological excavation. Not surprisingly, the cat is thought to have run across the wet clay tile when it was left out to dry in about AD100. It is possible the cat was a Roman army cat, the pet of a Roman soldier who stationed at the site.

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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