the first round of excavations in Isfahan–s Shahdej Fort
located beside the architectural remnants from the
Post-Sasanid era, archeologists have come across two
children–s leather shoes which are believed to date back
to 1,200 years ago.
According to Cultural Heritage News agency, a group of experts on
archeology and maintenance works began their research a month ago to
identify the architectural remnants and determine the antiquity of
Shahdej Fort, the sole ancient fort in Isfahan.
Director of the excavation team, Fariba Saeedi, said, —During the
excavations in the southern flank of the fort, we came across to two
children–s shoes belonging to the age groups 3-4 and 5-6.
Due to the depth and dryness of the place they were recovered, they
remained undamaged, she said, adding that the shoes, which are pale
brown, have lost their original shape but their soles, upper parts
and even the strings on them have endured.
A group of experts intend to restore the shoes to their original
form, she noted.