While constructing London’s “super sewer,” archaeologists discovered something odd near the shore of the River Thames. According to reports, they found a 500-year-old skeleton wearing thigh-high leather boots.
The “mysterious” skeleton was lying face down when it was unearthed. Archaeologists believe that the 500-year-old skeleton in thigh-high boots is a man and that he might have been under the age of 35 at the time of his death.
Beth Richardson, a specialist of Museum of London Archaeology MOLA Headland, said:
“By studying the boots, we’ve been able to gain a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a man who lived as many as 500 years ago. They have helped us to better understand how he may have made his living in hazardous and difficult conditions but also how he may have died.”
Based on the features of the boots, researchers believed that the owner di ed around the late 15th or early 16th century.
Because leather was expensive during the Tudor period between 1485 and 1603 in England and Wales, it is improbable that someone would be buried in an expensive item.
Researchers believe that the boots indicate the man’s death was premature, though the cause is unknown. They suggest that he wasn’t buried deliberately due to his “unusual” position. The skeleton was found with “one arm above his head with the other bent back on itself to the side.”
MOLA Headland Infrastructure, the archaeological group examining the skeleton said in a press release:
“Possibly the biggest clues about his life are deep grooves found on his teeth. They were caused by a repetitive action like passing rope between his teeth as a fisherman might—which may also suggest that he made his living from the river.”
The discovery of the leather boot-clad skeleton has prompted archaeologists to investigate the site further before moving forward with the “super sewer” construction.
Filipino Aborigine Tribe Carves Ornate Bikes Out Of Wood
Each bike is carefully carved from wood by its rider.
Most biker gangs usually dress in leather jackets to look cool or for protection. However, an Aborigine tribe in the Philippines like to live dangerously. This Filipino biker club can usually be spotted in their traditional clothes which look like colorful loincloths. In addition to that, these men cruise in amazingly ornate bikes made of wood.
The biker club is made up of men from the Igorot tribe in the Philippines. The Aborigine tribe is known for their native gear called 'bahag' and awesome ingenuity when it comes to carving wood. It's no surprise that the gang has started incorporating ornate designs to the wooden scooters they ride.
This is probably the most unique biker gang in the world.
Dad Recreates ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Scenes With Daughter In Sweet Photos
These are beautiful!
Good dads will do almost anything for their daughters to make them feel special. So when one dad discovered that his precious little girl dreams about magic and wonder, he went above and beyond to deliver.
Photographer Josh Rossi from Salt Lake City, Utah made his daughter’s fairytale dream come true by transforming her into a Disney Princess. He surprised his three-year-old daughter Nellee and turned her into Belle of "Beauty and the Beast" for a photoshoot.
Japan Is Giving Away Abandoned Houses For Free
Some homes even come with a subsidy so potential owners can fix them without spending their own money.
Are you in the market for a new home? You might consider moving to Japan. The government is reportedly giving away thousands of abandoned houses across the country. To sweeten the deal, some of these properties are completely free.
A new report has revealed that the Japanese government will be launching a program where abandoned homes will be sold at discounted prices. The list of available houses can be found in 'akiya banks', which are online databases containing thousands of properties. Although some homes are being offered for extremely low prices, others are being given away for free. In fact, some of these homes even come with a special fee for potential owners. Basically, it sounds like Japan will be paying you to live there!
Would you consider moving to Japan for a free house?