More than 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of kings of Greek descent, someone, perhaps a group of people, hid away some of the most valuable possessions they had — their shoes.
Seven 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 inches (18 centimeters) long. Using palm fiber string, the child shoes were tied together within the single shoe (it was larger and meant for an adult) and put in the jar. Another pair of shoes, more than 9 inches (24 cm) long that had been worn by a limping adult, was also inserted in the jar.
The shoe-filled jar, along with two other jars, had been “deliberately placed in a small space between two mudbrick walls,” writes archaeologist Angelo Sesana in a report published in the journal Memnonia.
Whoever deposited the shoes never returned to collect them, and they were forgotten, until now. [See Photos of the Ancient Egyptian Shoes]
In 2004, an Italian archaeological expedition team, led by Sesana, rediscovered the shoes. The archaeologists gave André Veldmeijer, an expert in ancient Egyptian footwear, access to photographs that show the finds.

More here.

More than 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of kings of Greek descent, someone, perhaps a group of people, hid away some of the most valuable possessions they had — their shoes.

Seven 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 inches (18 centimeters) long. Using palm fiber string, the child shoes were tied together within the single shoe (it was larger and meant for an adult) and put in the jar. Another pair of shoes, more than 9 inches (24 cm) long that had been worn by a limping adult, was also inserted in the jar.

The shoe-filled jar, along with two other jars, had been “deliberately placed in a small space between two mudbrick walls,” writes archaeologist Angelo Sesana in a report published in the journal Memnonia.

Whoever deposited the shoes never returned to collect them, and they were forgotten, until now. [See Photos of the Ancient Egyptian Shoes]

In 2004, an Italian archaeological expedition team, led by Sesana, rediscovered the shoes. The archaeologists gave André Veldmeijer, an expert in ancient Egyptian footwear, access to photographs that show the finds.

More here.

  1. charlielefaux reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  2. aksh-is-kinda-rad reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  3. marcushamilton reblogged this from archaeology
  4. medianoche731 reblogged this from iwannajamitwithyou
  5. iwannajamitwithyou reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  6. callofthemuse reblogged this from gallowshumorrandom
  7. salvia-tsul reblogged this from gallowshumorrandom
  8. gallowshumorrandom reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  9. buarchsoc reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  10. nerkole-iskindacool reblogged this from lucifer-bless-you
  11. the-goth-kid reblogged this from lucifer-bless-you
  12. lucifer-bless-you reblogged this from nospheratusblack666
  13. auroralyal reblogged this from nospheratusblack666
  14. necrobitches reblogged this from nospheratusblack666
  15. scintillatingquiddities reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  16. hiphipurgay reblogged this from nospheratusblack666
  17. nospheratusblack666 reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  18. lethebantroubadour reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  19. rcander111 reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  20. divine--dreams reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  21. chumpchunkcaster reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  22. chr0niclesofkrista reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  23. itsscrewyouimhilariousworld reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets
  24. hesmydoctor-notyours reblogged this from roomforhope
  25. hushhushkush reblogged this from ancient-egypts-secrets