Recently, archaeologists have discovered strange imprints on a Roman tile uncovered at a construction site in Leicester, England. They decided that the impressions had to be a puppy’s paw prints. Most of us forget that the Romans had pets, too. Apparently, this puppy was so excited about finding out what everyone was working on that it trampled on a newly placed brick before it had hardened, leaving a permanent memory of the dog’s existence. Continue reading
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For thousands of years humans have had a complex relationship with animals. Food, protection, companionship–animals have been an inextricable component of society from its earliest formations.
We’ve been celebrating AntiquityNOW Month in May. But we are proud to share this special time with National Pet Month. What better way to celebrate how antiquity lives today than to show the importance of our animal companions through time?