Archaeologists have found a leather boot two thousand years old in an Austrian swamp. According to scientists, the shoes slipped off the foot of a man who stepped in the sticky mud.
The shoe was found near a wooden road, its age is also estimated at two thousand years. The road is a set of stacked boards in a row, on which people could safely walk or drive through the swamp. In addition, next to the road found the axle of a cart – according to experts, it broke when the owner drove it on the bumps.
It is noted that, thanks to the acidic environment of the swamp, the objects were able to be well preserved in it. “The shoe, lost and found after 2,000 years, is the oldest shoe from Lower Saxony to date and is an extremely personal testament to the past,” said Lower Saxony Minister of Science and Culture Björn Thumler.
Earlier, archaeologists discovered the oldest known human burial site in Africa. There were found the remains of a child, which, after examination, scientists concluded that he died about 78 thousand years ago during the Middle Stone Age.