Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered what might be the oldest human footprint ever found, imprinted in mud which has since turned to stone in an oasis in the desert. Other archaeologists have discovered a footprint made by the sandal of a Roman soldier in a wall surrounding the Hellenistic-Roman city of Hippos, east of the Sea of Galilee.

BBC News quotes Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawas as saying about the Egyptian footprint, “This could go back about two million years.” Historian Khaled Saad thinks it could be even older still, pre-dating the 3.2 million-year-old skeleton called Lucy, which was found in Ethiopia.
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