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Hush Pampooties

June 14, 2010

Ron Pinhasi, a researcher based at UCC, and colleagues in Armenia have discovered a perfectly preserved shoe, 1,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and 400 years older than Stonehenge in the UK. The cow-hide shoe, now the oldest leather shoe in the world, has been found in a cave in Armenia and apparently they were all the rage across Europe at this time and later, even bearing an uncanny similarity to the ‘pampooties‘ worn on the Aran Islands up to the 1950s

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