Roman shoe hoard found in Northumberland

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Archaeologists have dug up 421 ancient Roman shoes at the site of the Vindolanda fort, on Hadrian’s Wall, in Northumberland.

During a dig, lasting the whole summer, each shoe was uncovered and recovered one by one.

Experts say each shoe offers a window into the life and type of person who might have once worn it.

These range from baby boots, small children’s shoes, female footwear and men’s boots and bath clogs.

What has been uncovered conceivably represents more than one shoe for every person who lived inside the fort at Vindolanda at that time.

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