10 old shoes found in archaeological excavations from around the world

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Losing a shoe (or shoes) is nothing new. In fact, based on these archaeological finds, it's always been common. In recent years, archaeologists have found numerous shoes hidden in caves, salt mines, wells and other locations that have excellent preservation conditions, such as a low-oxygen environment. Here are a dozen examples of some of those discoveries. 1. Child's shoe in an Austrian salt mine The leather shoe had a piece of flax or linen that hinted at how the shoe had been tied. (Image credit: Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum) While exploring a rock-salt mine in Austria, archaeologists made a surprising find:...