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Stray Cat Explorer Credited With Ancient Roman Tomb Discovery
2012-10-22 14:03:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Although curiosity may sometimes kill the cat, in this case it won a feline accreditation for helping to discover ancient catacombs in Rome. Mirko Curti and a friend followed a stray feline into an ancient Roman tomb that dates back more than 2,000 years. They said they followed the sound of a cat meowing into the cave's small opening, which was originally guarded by rocks until heavy rain caused them to fall away earlier in...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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