Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kitteh Obelisk

The Romans stole treasures from all over the world as they conquered it. One of the most surprising to us were the Egyptian Obelisks. There's a bunch of them throughout the city and it makes one wonder how they transported the things without breaking them in two (or three or four or ...). The one shown here has two important features.
  1. I can't remember where we saw it.

  2. The heiroglyhics tell you how to worship your cat.

Kitteh likes birds and fish and mice and little balls dropped so they bounce around. I think the thing at the very bottom is a sofa for her to sleep on.


Foxfier said...

*laughs* One of the way-out-there podcasts I listen to used the pineapple thing as evidence that the Vatican has a DEEP, DARK SECRET when there was this around?


Rose said...

LOLove it!

tim eisele said...

The internet is an amazing thing - I just put "obelisk rome cats" into Image Search, and in less than a minute of poking around found it in somebody's vacation photo at the Piazza Navona. It looks like the one that is part of the Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Maybe you shouldn't let the Maximum Leader see the picture. It might give her ideas. More ideas, I mean.

K T Cat said...

Tim, she gets everything this cat does and more.


Mutnodjmet said...

The actual translation is: "The beneficent Being, who presides over generation, who enjoys heavenly dominion, and fourfold power, commits the atmosphere, by means of Moptha, the beneficent (principle of?) atmospheric humidity unto Amnion, most powerful over the lower parts (of the world,) who, by means of an image and appropriate ceremonies, is drawn to the exercising of his power." Still could mean your cat!

K T Cat said...

Thanks for the translation! I'm sure the humidity thing was for Cleopatra's hairdo.

Thomasine said...

I totally agree with the article.