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posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:21 PM
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guardian.co.uk




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 meowing," 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.

Archaeologists called to the scene said the tomb probably dated from between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD. Given that niches were used to store ashes in urns, the bones had probably tumbled into the tomb from a separate burial space higher up inside the cliff.


This is a pretty cool story. The only things my cats have ever managed to find was a skunk or two and ways to get hit by cars. I look forward to hearing more about this find.




posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Of course! It is a CATacomb after all.



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
Of course! It is a CATacomb after all.


I posted this thread and I never put that together!

Very punny...



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by mikemck1976

Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
Of course! It is a CATacomb after all.


I posted this thread and I never put that together!

Very punny...


i dont know

i think the above-- was only 2/3rds of a PUN--- the P.U. part

edit on 10/21/12 by darrman because: spellenglish
edit on 10/21/12 by darrman because: spellenglish again



posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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I just couldn't help myself when I saw this article. Had to post it on ATS. Sorry.




posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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2000 yrs old ? .. nice coincidence


Why The Sphinx Nose was Destroyed ?

for the last 2000 yrs we have been in Pisces
24k to 26k

on the 21 december 2012 .. the Age of Pisces will end
and the Age of Aquarius will rise !

SNF
edit on 10/21/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 05:05 AM
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Originally posted by Ben81
2000 yrs old ? .. nice coincidence


Why The Sphinx Nose was Destroyed ?

for the last 2000 yrs we have been in Pisces
24k to 26k

on the 21 december 2012 .. the Age of Pisces will end
and the Age of Aquarius will rise !

SNF
edit on 10/21/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)


What does that have to do with this thread?

OT, this is awesome, maybe I should let my cats out of the house. They can make me rich and famous.





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