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A 5,500-year-old shoe found in Armenia 2 years ago is in a perfectly normal condition, Anelka Gevorgyan, Director of the Armenian History Museum, told

She also noted that for restoration of the ancient finding the museum has appealed to Robert Fuchs, professor at Institute for Restoration and Conservation Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (Germany). “We have not reached final agreement with German institute but the issue is still being discussed,” she said. Presently German expert is studying the photos sent from Armenia.

Anelka Gevorgyan stressed that they got no reply to their letters sent to the French and Ukrainian institutes.

The 5,500-year-old shoe was found in September 2008 in the Areni cave, Vayots Dzor region of Armenia. A number of research centers, as a result of independent examinations confirmed the age of the finding.

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