posted on Oct, 21 2021 @ 03:54 PM
Whilst recently reading a 1980s publication date book of anecdotes, trivia, etc. about cats (don't have the full title/book info any more), I came
across a story about the preserved remains of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in ancient Pompeii, among which was supposedly found a woman cradling a cat
in her arms (one of history's earliest cat ladies). I really wanted this story and perhaps a picture for an upcoming project, and began to search the
Internet. Although my digging was by no means exhaustive, my initial search turned up nothing--there is the famous picture of the poor dog, but not
only did I not find a picture or a story about a woman with a cat, I found no preserved cat remains mentioned at all, which seemed odd, as cats tend
to turn up everywhere.
So the wise adage is to always check Internet knowledge against a book, but in this case--even though the book was not scholarly in nature--the book
appears to have been incorrect.
If anyone with knowledge or scholarship in regard to the subject has any info about the supposed Pompeii Cat Lady, I'd appreciate it.
On a related note, I did discover that researchers have confirmed that Pliny the Elder's preserved remains were among the findings. Possibly also
revealing the world's first jaw transplant.
Remains Found by
Pompeii Really Are Pliny the Elder, New Tests Indicate
A team of Italian researchers have strengthened the case that at least the cranium found near Pompeii 100 years ago really does belong to
Pliny the Elder, a Roman military leader and polymath who perished while leading a rescue mission following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E.
However, a jawbone that had been found with the skull evidently belonged to somebody else.
edit on 21-10-2021 by RedKaliBlack because: (no reason given)