Friday, September 12, 2014

Hidden Shoes For Freaky Friday...!

I don't really know if this could be considered as Freaky, but I'd have to admit it does seem a little strange to me.

Imagine finding something so out of place that you couldn't come up with a logical explanation as to why they were where you found them. Even the experts had no answers, only guesses. Of course, that's often the case, right?

Hidden Shoes In Egyptian Temple

Photo credit: Franco M. Giani
Archaeologists discovered an unusual “treasure” during an expedition in Egypt in 2004. In a jar, placed in the middle of two other jars and set into a small open space between two mud-brick walls, were seven shoes. Two of the pairs were children’s shoes, and the remaining shoes belonged to an adult that possibly had a limp. Archaeologist Angelo Sesana stated that this “shoe jar” had been hidden deliberately more than 2,000 years ago.

Andre Veldmeijer, an expert in ancient footwear, has called the discovery of the shoes “extraordinary” because of the excellent condition they were found in. He analyzed the shoes and theorized that they were quite expensive and meant for status. He added that there’s mystery surrounding the hiding of the shoes and how the owners never retrieved them. Veldmeijer speculated that there may have been some form of unrest in the area, causing someone to hide their shoes for reasons unknown and flee the scene.

It's not like this was something that the original mummy was taking to the afterlife, ya know? Still, there are lots of questions as to why these shoes were hidden, and by who! That makes it freaky enough for me!

Coffee out on the patio this morning!


Mamahen said...

That IS strange...and why seven not eight?!?!

Sixbears said...

Probably one of those things that made sense at the time. We'll never have the backstory, so it will remain a mystery.

linda m said...

That is too weird!! Very cold here this morning - 43 degrees - a warm cup of coffee sounds good. Have a great weekend.

JO said...

Yes why only 7? lots to ponder here over coffee don't you think.

It is nice this morning but as we know it will heat up to a stay in the house kind of day. This has gotten old a long time ago.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
Does make you wonder, doesn't it?

Thanks for coming by this morning!

Hey Sixbears...
I think you're probably right about that! More fun that way as well!

Thanks for today's visit!

Hey Linda M...
I wouldn't mind some of that cooler weather down here in Texas. Hot seems to be the order of the day.

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Jo...
Your guess is as good as mine about the number. Makes for some great speculation, right?

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by this morning!

Dizzy-Dick said...

A mystery that will probably never be solved.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I reckon that you are right about that. Been quite a few of them here lately.

Thanks for dropping by today!