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15th-century artifacts unearthed in southwest England

Medieval artifacts, including a child's shoe, have been unearthed in the town of Newton Abbot by a team of researchers from Cotswold Archaeology. Archaeologists digging in Newton Abbot town centre are excited after unearthing an ancient child's shoe and other everyday artefacts which could date back to the 1400s. The finds are

Hundreds of shoes found at Roman fort

More than 400 shoes have been recovered from the Roman fort of Vindolanda. And one of the shoes is strikingly similar to the Adidas Predator football boot. “The Roman shoe was meant to be worn indoors so that you did not bring the mud from outside inside,” said Vindolanda director of excavations

Neolithic snowshoe found in Italy

A snowshoe dating back to 3,800 B.C. has been found in the Dolomite mountains in Italy. Carbon-dating has shown that the rudimentary snow shoe, made of birch wood and twine, was made in the late Neolithic age, between 3,800 and 3,700 BC. “It is the oldest snowshoe in the world so far

300-year-old “magic” show found in university wall

A 300-year-old shoe has been found inside the wall, probably placed there to ward off evil spirits, of a common room at Cambridge University. Richard Newman, from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, which is analysing the shoe, said: “It was positioned between the chimney breast and the window, which is exactly the

Medieval objects found at Oxford construction site

Excavations ahead of a shopping center in Oxford, England, have turned up hundreds of objects dating back 700 years, including 50 medieval shoes. Experts uncovered 50 medieval leather shoes and a bag as well as a wooden bowl and timber posts at the Westgate Shopping Centre excavation. The objects which "tell us

2,000-year-old Egyptian shoes found in temple walls

Seven leather shoes dating back 2,000 years have been found in the walls of a temple built for Amenhotep II. even shoes were deposited in a jar in an Egyptian temple in Luxor, three pairs and a single one. Two pairs were originally worn by children and were only about 7

Medieval coins found in buried shoe

Archaeologists in the Netherlands have unearthed a shoe packed with 477 silver coins which date back between 1472 and 1592. Archaeologists say they have never before found a shoe filled with money, which ranges in dates from 1472 to 1592. On theory is that the owner of the shoe hid it

Slippers belonging to Napoleon’s sister found

A tiny pair of shoes made out of silk and leather that were found in the collections of the University of Aberdeen may have belonged to Napoleon's sister, Princess Pauline Borghese. The narrow silk and leather shoes, which measured just 1.5 inches (40 millimeters) across the toes and about 4 inches