Archeological Dig Locates Leather Shoe Over 5,000 Years Old
posted 2010 Oct by Merle Snook
(Dated 2010) In an archeological dig in an Armenian cave, scientists have discovered a leather shoe believed to be over 5,000 years old. The shoe, fashioned with leather laces threaded through eyelets, was vegetable tanned (How they know this is a mystery to me but science was not my strong suit.) and was perfectly preserved. It was found preserved in ancient animal dung. Do you think this may be the origin of the original smelly feet?
The shoe predates even Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids and has been described as the oldest leather shoe discovered to date.
Any questions about the durability of properly tanned and conditioned (and stored) leather?