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Cat’s paw print found on Roman roof tile

A cat’s paw print has been found on a 1st century A.D. Roman roof tile.

After the wet clay had been moulded into shape, the tiles were spread out and left to dry before firing.

It was while this tile was still wet that our prowling cat must have walked across it, sinking slightly into the soft clay.

Perhaps the person who then loaded the tile into the kiln for firing didn’t notice the paw print, or decided it would still make a perfectly good tile.

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Story: Paul Whitelam, Lincolnshire Live | Photo: Lincolnshire Live

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