Paw prints made by a kitty 2,000 years ago have been discovered on a Roman roof tile that is kept at a museum in south west England.
The paw print from the tile fragment had long lain unnoticed at Gloucester City Museum. Recently, a researcher noticed the cat’s paw on the tile while going through the finds from the 1969 archaeological excavation.
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 or the cat of a Roman soldier who stationed at the site.
This paw print proves that cats didn’t care even then!