Aug
27
2007

Roman soldier hides footprint in wall, scientists find it.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

wraithdrudge's picture
wraithdrudge says:

and?

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 4:58pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I don't know, dude—I think the "and" is up to you. I was just passing along some archaeological findings: a footprint was found in an ancient wall, and it matched up to the sort of sandals Roman soldiers wore. So, a Roman soldier stepped in that spot on that wall as it was being built, 2,000 years ago.

"And," if that's cool or not is up to you, I guess. What do you think?

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 5:18pm
EWatson02's picture
EWatson02 says:

I think it's cool. Then again, I'm pretty big on archaeology and history, so I suppose that shouldn't be any surprise. As to why it's cool, well, that's a little bit harder to explain, because I'm really tempted to say "it just IS!"

I dunno, I guess I just find it cool because I like the idea of that connection between past and present. It makes those long-gone eras seem a little bit more REAL, you know? It makes us realize that Ancient Rome is not this dusty, abstract idea that we keep on bookshelves, but something that real people lived and experienced.

Cheesy? Maybe, but I don't think archaeology would exist as a career or even as a hobby if other people didn't think the same thing.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 6:59pm
thechickenman's picture
thechickenman says:

Archaeology has many pros and cons. I think archaeology is widely used for many areas in the world. Archaeology is great for studies for any old artifact.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 11:15am

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