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Archaeologists unearth evidence of Roman sock crime

Archaeologists unearth evidence of Roman sock crime
trefwoorden: romeinste tijd - sokken - sandalen - UK
Archaeologists say Roman Britons may have committed the fashion howler of wearing socks with their sandals.
A bronze foot unearthed at a major archaeological dig appears to be wearing a sock-like garment, an expert said.
"It's embarrassing for them," said Nansi Rosenberg, senior archaeological consultant at EC Harris, which is managing the excavation of a three acre temple complex in Southwark, south London.
"I would think their excuse would be the cold. We know from the writings of Tacitus that the weather in Britain was terrible.
"The foot is wearing a Mediterranean-type sandal but the garment with it may have been some kind of woollen stocking.

Lees verder bij: Ananova (27 augustus 2003)