Concerns for world's oldest leather shoe

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Vayots Dzor
Armenia reported on concerns about the care of the world's oldest leather shoe. The report opens by stating: "Armenian archeologists are worried about the future of the world’s oldest (5,500-year-old) leather shoe, found in a cave in Armenian province Vayots Dzor in 2008. It has not been fully examined yet; conservation issues of the shoe are not settled, and specialists are indignant that government officials take no steps to preserve it."

The full report can be found under the title: Shoe of discord: Archeologists and officials divided over care of ancient artifact