Last updated: 10 june, 2010 - 15:29 GMT

'Oldest shoe' found in Armenia

A well preserved and complete 5,500 year old cowhide shoe, recovered from a cave in Armenia

The shoe is the equivalent of a women's European size 37

What is thought to be the world's oldest shoe has been found in a cave in Armenia.

The shoe consists of a leather wrapping laced together.

It was found together with other artefacts, suggesting there was some kind of shrine present.

Dr Ron Pinhasi, one of the archaeologists who excavated the cave, spoke to World Update's Dan Damon.

He began by explaining who might have worn this shoe.

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First broadcast 10 June 2010

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