The sock belonged to a child in Roman-era ancient Egypt and showed clever use of dyes. Photo: courtesy British Museum

How secrets of ancient Egyptian child’s stripy sock were unravelled using new imaging technology

The 1,800-year-old knitted sock, found in a rubbish dump from the Roman era in Egypt, was examined using a new, less destructive technique that yielded details of how it was dyed

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The sock belonged to a child in Roman-era ancient Egypt and showed clever use of dyes. Photo: courtesy British Museum
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