A 1,700-Year-Old Sock Was Unearthed In A Dump, And Experts Are Unraveling Its Colorful Secrets

Ancient civilizations in Egypt left behind countless treasures, but an early-20th-century dig in Antinoopolis uncovered something uniquely incredible: a sock. Granted, such a common accessory might not seem to represent an exciting discovery. But this one was found to be 1,700 years old, and its fibers have an amazing story to tell.

Image: ketrin1407
Image: ketrin1407

Conventional Egyptian chronology marks the start of Ancient Egyptian civilization at around 3100 B.C. From then until the end of this period in the country’s history – it lasted until 646 B.C. – the Egyptians continually made the most of their resources to grow their population and improve their lifestyles.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT