Saturday, October 16, 2010

The cat who wanted to be an archaeologist

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Cat, come out!
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He was hiding from the blazing sun at Kursi, underneath the remains of the Byzantine church and monastery on the site where Jesus reportedly drove out a legion of demons from a man.
The demons went into some pigs instead.
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I couldn't find any pigs to photograph for Camera-Critter Sunday, so this cat will just have to do.
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UPDATE Dec. 16, 2015: A stone with a long Hebrew inscription was just found at Kursi, so Kursi may have been a Jewish town with a synagogue -- a surprise!
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9 comments:

Lesa said...

lucky cat-- it gets to explore where people probably aren't allowed to. wonder what it found down there?

ρομπερτ said...

Cats are poetry, to be found even in such a place. Thank you as well for the explanation of where it is hiding.

Please have a good Sunday.

daily athens

wenn said...

so cute..

Kay said...

Poor pigs. I don't think they deserved that. I hope the cat is OK.

Petrea said...

Apparently Jesus didn't drive out the kitties.

VP said...

No more Christian Arabs growing pigs? No more basar lavan around? This is a sad day for the land of Israel!
(I hope the cat got out of the hole!)

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot, I'm sure the cat got out . They are great climbers.

Francisca said...

Dina, you made me smile... :-)

Rob and Mandy said...

Cats are so clever! We're adopting one at the end of the month, an abandoned cat who's at the vet clinic right now. New blog coming!