Friday, October 21, 2016
Does The Shoe Fit?
(Shoes from vindolanda.com)
Favorable soil conditions along Hadrian's Wall in northern England which preserved artifacts of the Roman occupation from the first through fourth centuries AD have led to some remarkable findings, including of personal letters written by Roman army officers.
This summer's excavations at the Roman fort of Vindolanda uncovered 421 shoes from the Roman era, which leads to the question, who ended up with the last shoe in the 211th pair? The condition of the shoes is quite astounding and includes baby boots, children's shoes, ladies and men's boots, bath clogs and indoor and outdoor footwear, some of them quite stylish.
The fort at Vindolanda from realm of history.