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Fashion faux pas: Romans wore socks with sandals

Evidence found at a Roman industrial estate in North Yorkshire suggests that legionnaires wore socks with sandals.  Rust on a nail from a Roman sandal found in newly discovered ruins in North Yorkshire appears to contain fibres which could suggest that a sock-type garment was being worn.Now scientists are examining

Roman industrial estate found in North Yorkshire

A Roman industrial estate, which may have been home to a legendary missing legion, has been found in North Yorkshire. The unearthed site includes the remains of a water-powered flour mill used to grind grain and produce food for the soldiers, clothes, food remains, graves and pottery. It also contains

King Tut wore orthopedic sandals

An analysis of a pair of sandals buried with Tutankhamun reveal they were made to accommodate his club foot. King Tutankhamun might have worn some sort of orthopedic shoes specially designed to cope with his club foot condition, an investigation into the pharaoh's footwear has suggested. Published in the book, "Tutankhamun's Footwear: