Saturday, October 16, 2010

The cat who wanted to be an archaeologist

Cat, come out!
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.
I couldn't find any pigs to photograph for Camera-Critter Sunday, so this cat will just have to do.
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!


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!