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17 April 2018
5,000-year-old shoe found in Switzerland

The Stone Age lake-dwellings on the shores of lakes near Zurich are some of the most important archaeological sites in Europe. During recent excavations in the Greifensee at Maur, divers have found an almost fully preserved Neolithic shoe - one of fewer than ten of its kind known in Europe.
     Made of the deeper layers of certain types of tree bark, the shoe is said to be a "prime example of the ingenious manufacturing of Neolithic clothing". According to authorities the shoe dates back 5,000 years to the Horgen culture. The pristine appearance of the shoe is highly unusual.

Edited from Swissinfo.ch (27 March 2018)

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