News (Ancient) Early Roman 'horseshoes' dug up from Vindolanda fort ditch

By Bestiola, in 'Latin Culture', Aug 19, 2018.

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    Early Roman "horseshoes" unearthed during an excavation at a fort near Hadrian's Wall are to go on display.
    Barbara Birley, curator at Vindolanda, near Hexham, in Northumberland, said it was "incredibly rare" to find a full set of four iron hipposandals.
    She said the hoof protectors were so well preserved that their tread to stop horses slipping was clearly visible.


    The haul was found by a volunteer - one of 250 who carry out digs at the fort every year.
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-45034623
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