Archaeologists Find Oldest Known Leather Shoe

Archaeologists claim that they have found the world's oldest known leather shoe. The shoe was found preserved under the layers of sheep dung and it is made of cowhide.

The shoe was discovered tanned with oil from may be a plant or vegetable. It is stated that the shoe is about 5,500 years old. Surprisingly, it is even older than the Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.

Alike those that are worn today, the shoe has leather laces place interwoven through numerous leather eyelets.

It has been said that the shoe was worn on the right foot.

The finding was led by a scientist Gregory Areshian, form the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Areshian said that the shoe was "probably quite expensive" and made up of high quality leather.

The scientists have also predicted that the shoe was meant for a small man or a teenager or a female with size 7 feet.

It was found during the excavation of a cave in Armenia. This place is known to be associated with the Chalcolithic period or Copper Age.

This age is known for the most important discoveries by humans, including wheel, domestication of horses and other animals.

The finding was reported in PLoS One, an online journal on Wednesday. The shoe was initially found by an Armenian doctoral student and then further examined by the team.