Ancient Egyptian Socks

Englishmen are notorious for wearing socks with sandals in summer. So, it seems, were Egyptians, if these c. 300 AD socks found in a tomb outside Oxyrhynchus are anything to go by. One major difference - the ancients went for bifurcate socks to accomodate the thong ... And some rather less conservative colours! I can just imagine Antony traipsing around Alexandria in a pair, although he probably would have chosen Imperial purple?


  1. You can make your own: http://ancientegyptiansock.blogspot.com/


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