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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2019 3:54 p.m. PST


"There are old socks, and then there are old socks. This stripy sock, discarded around the 3rd or 4th century, falls into the latter category. Fished out of a landfill during the 1913-1914 excavation of the Egyptian city of Antinooupolis led by English papyrologist John de Monins Johnson on behalf the Egypt Exploration Fund, the sock ended up in the collections of the British Museum in London. While previous research had pinpointed its age, not much else was known about the sock—or its partner, which presumably was lost to time (and did not succumb to whatever the late antiquity period equivalent is to being swallowed by the dryer)…."


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Weddier12 Jan 2019 7:51 p.m. PST

Archaeology, the study of lost socks. This is the one that didn't come out of the wash.

JMcCarroll13 Jan 2019 1:38 p.m. PST

Could that be one of the First Missing Socks ?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Jan 2019 3:00 p.m. PST



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