https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/ ... 07416.html500-year-old skeleton found in River Thames wearing remarkably well-preserved boots
A 500-year-old skeleton has been found in the River Thames wearing remarkably well-preserved knee-high leather boots.
The mysterious male skeleton was found face down in the Thames mud by archaeologists working on one of the sites used to build London’s sewers in Bermondsey.
Incredibly, the man’s tough leather boots have survived centuries and are in good enough nick for examination.
Archaeologists are now trying to determine who the man was, how he came to be found in the Thames and how long he has been there.
Experts estimate the skeleton could have been in the murky waters since the late 1400s or early 1500s at the latest.
It is believed he may have been under the age of 35 at the time of his death and led an active life.
What's your artifact doing in Boss Kean's ditch?
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