Footprint on the Sands of Time.

Haaretz reports (via Mirabilis):

Archeologists have discovered a footprint made by the
sandal of a Roman soldier - one of the few such finds in the world - in
a wall surrounding the Hellenistic-Roman city of Sussita, east of Lake

The discovery of the print made by a hobnailed sandal, the kind
used by the Roman legions during the time when Rome ruled the region,
led to the presumption that legionnaires or former legionnaires
participated in the construction of walls such as the one in which the
footprint was found.

The post title is from a famous stanza in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's A Psalm of Life:

Lives of great men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime,

And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time

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something is horribly wrong with the feet in that photo. it looks like they were burned by sandal straps. i just read a story about that but i can't remember where....
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