Hundreds of Roman shoes discovered at Vindolanda fort

Over 400 ancient Roman shoes were discovered by archaeologists conducting excavations at the Vindolanda Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

Excavations at Vindolanda (by ITV News)
Excavations at Vindolanda
(by ITV News)

 

Excavations at the ancient Roman fort were conducted over summer, recovering 421 ancient shoes. The finds range from baby boots, small children’s shoes, female footwear and men’s boots and bath clogs. The Vindolanda fort site is said to have produced more ancient footwear than any other place from the Roman Empire and most diverse one. Vindolanda fort was a shelter for a Roman garrison of over dew hundred soldiers and their families. In 212 AD, after the troops pulled out of the fort a new Roman town and fort was built at the site with remains of former inhabitants sealed in pits underneath.

Boots from Vindolanda (by Heritage Daily)
Detail of the boots (by Heritage Daily)
Detail of the boots (by Heritage Daily)

(after ITV News, Heritage Daily & Archaeology.org)

One of the boots (by Archaeology.org)
One of the boots (by Archaeology.org)

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