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2000-Year-Old Child’s Leather Shoe Found in Austrian Salt Mine

The Iron Age child’s shoe found in an Austian salt mine. Source: Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

This is not the first time German archaeologists have recovered well-preserved shoes from the Dürrnberg salt mine in Austria. However, what is a first, is the remarkable discovery of a child’s shoe, dating all the way back to the Iron Age. Since 2001, the  German Mining Museum Bochum , a Leibniz Research Museum specializing in Georesources, has been educating the public …

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