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KIDS’ BLOG! Ancient Puppy Puts Its “Stamp of Approval” on Roman Tile

Puppy paw print in a Roman tile. Credit: Adam Slater, Wardell Armstrong Archaeology

Puppy paw print in a Roman tile. Credit: Adam Slater, Wardell Armstrong Archaeology

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