Sunday, February 24, 2013

1 Kitty, 2 Empires, 2,000 Years: World History Told Through a Brick

At some moment a few years after Jesus Christ died but before the second century began, someone made a brick on the island that would become the cornerstone of Great Britain. The area was controlled by Rome then, and known as Britannia and as the brick lay green, awaiting the kiln, a cat walked across the wet clay and left its footprints before wandering off to do something else.
How did this kitten-trodden brick end up in a Washington State museum more than 2000 years later?

Find out more at The Atlantic


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