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Homeless cat discovers Roman catacomb

December 22, 2012

Homeless cat discovers Roman catacomb

A stunning discovery,

An article today in the Guardian claims that a wayward moggy (that’s a stray cat, to us Americans) was the first to discover a 2,000-year-old tomb in Rome.

Mirko Curti and a friend were chasing the stray cat at 10 pm on Tuesday when it reportedly scampered towards a low tufa rock cliff close to Mr. Curti’s home near Via di Pietralata in one of Rome’s residential areas. “The cat managed to get into a grotto and we followed the sounds of its meowing,” Mr. Curti said.

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