child’s knitted footwear is a hit at Segedunum


roman sock

The Roman Empire: Power & People exhibition at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend consists of more than 160 exhibits, including sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, and beautiful jewellery.

But the visitors’ favourite has turned out to be a 2,000-year-old child’s striped woollen sock from the then Roman province of Egypt.

The sock’s colours have been perfectly preserved by arid desert conditions.

It has been the star of the show, with 52,000 views on Twitter.

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