Ancient horseshoe found stuck in a rut

Potholes may be a modern annoyance, but the recent discovery of a Roman horseshoe stuck in a rut shows that the problem is ages old. The 2000-year-old show was discovered recently under Liverpool Street in London. (photo)

The horseshoe, which was made of metal and strapped on with leather, was found by archaeologists investigating the Crossrail project. In Roman times, the road would have been a busy street used by farmers to deliver produce to Londinium. “This location in the heart of Liverpool Street holds a rich deposit of archaeology that provides an insight into London’s history over the last 2000 years," said Crossrail lead archaeologist Jay Carver.