September 12, 2003
Archeologists working a former Roman temple complex site in modern-day London have unearthed evidence suggesting that the Ancient Romans who resided there about 2,000 years ago committed a serious fashion faux pas by pairing woolen socks with sandals.
The evidence came in the form of a bronze statue, more specifically one of its feet, which appears to be wearing a woolen stocking under a Mediterranean-type sandal.
?It?s embarrassing for them,? said senior archaeological consultant Nansi Rosenberg in an Agence France-Presse interview. ?I would think their excuse would be the cold. We know from the writings of Tacitus that the weather in Britain was terrible.?