Ancient Greek Clogs Discovered in Istanbul

clogsA pair of ancient Greek clogs, dating back 1,500 years, were among the findings unearthed by archaeologists in Istanbul, Turkey.

According to the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet the excavations on the site of Yenikapı revealed important finds, including human footprints from the Neolithic and tools such as horn spoons and paddles dating back 8,000 years — the oldest to ever be unearthed.

The ancient clogs featured an engraved inscription in ancient Greek which referred to health.

The excavation in Yenikapı also brought to light cherry pits from a shipwreck which took place around 1,200 years ago, an ivory head figurine carved 1,600 years and a wooden comb dating back 1,200 years.

The findings are being held at the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, however, the archaeological team aims to transfer them to the new museum at Yenikapı.


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