Roman Horseshoes Unearthed in London
Friday, August 16, 2013
LONDON, ENGLAND—Archaeologists digging sites in London ahead of the construction of a high speed railway continue to find remarkable artifacts. Some of their latest discoveries are three Roman horseshoes that were cast off some 2,000 years ago. They were found in the ruts of an ancient Roman road in the vicinity of the modern-day Liverpool Street station. Made of metal, the horseshoes would have been fastened to the hooves with leather straps.
IN THE CURRENT ISSUE
From the Trenches
Badgers for dinner in Neolithic Spain, the search for Doctor Syntax, a rare coffin emerges in Egypt, Ukraine’s prehistoric McMansions, and fishing for Homo erectus