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The God of Liberty? Pompeii, Italy by buttonpresser

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While it has been widely established that cats were highly revered in ancient Egypt, the Romans admired them almost as much. Romans considered the cat to be the God of Liberty and they were the only animal allowed in Roman temples. They were often kept as mascots by the Roman army. As a result when the Romans arrived in Britain, they introduced the domestic cat into our lives.

This one was guarding the entrance to Pompeii, and was intermittently hissing at or rubbing up to entrants! Please view large

what else the Romans did for us

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Nikon D300 & 18-200 VR

Many thanks to everyone who views my work. Comment if you wish, but I’m afraid I am unable to respond or reciprocate at this moment in time.

As a child my plane crashed in the Himalayas & I was raised by an advanced civilisation that taught me photography, ESP & precognition, no, wait that was the Champions wasn’t it?

Ah well, 50+ & getting more muddled by the day.

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  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stonealmost 2 years ago

    Great capture Dave

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 2 years ago

    a fabulous looking cat, wonderful,dawnx

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

    He does look rather haughty , Dave – nice capture !

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 2 years ago

    lovely cat and image Dave,,,,,,,,I adore card, yes they are Gods or in my case, Goddesses :-))

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 2 years ago

    dang typo, adore cats, sorry

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 2 years ago


  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent capture Dave,……..Like the info too,….

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture Dave

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartalmost 2 years ago


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