Discovery: Shoes That the Sons of Adam or Abraham Would Have Worn
June 15, 2010 Leave a comment
by David Derbyshire | TheDailyMail
Previously, the oldest known footwear was sandals made from plants found in a cave in Missouri.
(Armenia)—The discovery of a 5,500 year old size 4 shoe in the region of the “Cradle of Civilization” has Dr. Ron Pinhasi of University College Cork calling it the “discovery of a lifetime.”
The shoe, which was found in a cave, was reportedly so well preserved that its lacing is still intact.
Researcher Dr. Gregory Areshian, of the University of California, Los Angeles, said: “We couldn’t believe the discovery. The crusts had sealed the artifacts and archaeological deposits and artifacts remained fresh dried, just like they were put in a can.” (Photo Reuters)
Interestingly, the article stated that the previous oldest known footwear were sandals made from plants found in a cave in Missouri, dated a few hundred years after the Armenian shoe.