2000-year-old cat pawprint found on roof tile

2000-year-old cat pawprint found on roof tile

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Looking for more proof that cats have always been around and up in our business? Here it is: a paw print has been discovered on a 2,000-year-old roof tile in Gloucester.

Although said tile was discovered much earlier, in 1969 in Berkeley Street, the paw print has been found later, on a reexamination conducted by an archaeologist at Gloucester City Museum.

The tile was reportedly used on the roof of a building on Berkeley Street and the cat might have just walked over the tiles while they were still wet in around AD100.

Councilor of Gloucester City Council, Lise Noakes, called it a “fascinating discovery”, according to an article published on the BBC website. She said “Dog paw prints, people’s boot prints and even a piglet’s trotter print have all been found on tiles from Roman Gloucester, but cat prints are very rare.”

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