Vienna: Experts in ancient artifacts have uncovered a shoe that is approximately 2,000 years old, with its laces still intact.
According to reports from international news outlets, the discovered shoe is a child’s shoe with an estimated size of around 12 and is believed to have been crafted in the pre-Christian era.
Experts from the German Mining Museum have revealed that this 2,000-year-old shoe was found in the western Austrian village of Dranberg, where ironwork was likely practiced in a bygone era. Remarkably, the shoe has maintained its good condition even after two millennia.
Detailing the possible presence of salt in the vicinity, which is known to have a preservative effect, the experts explained that this particular attribute might have contributed to the shoe’s remarkable preservation, especially in safeguarding renowned relics.