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An ancient mummy has been found wearing Adidas trainers


‘Mummy’? ‘Adidas?’

Hear these words and you may picture yourself wailing on the floor of a department store of long ago attempting to get a parent to fork out for a new pair of kicks.

What may not immediately spring to mind, however, are some recently unearthed 15,000-year-old mummified remains sporting what appears to be shoes complete with the iconic three-stripe logo of the German sportswear brand.

Well, that's just happened - we think.


Buried some 10,000ft up in the Mongolia’s Altai Mountains, the body was found by archaeologists and photographed for further inspection, eventually hitting the internet where one LiveLeak user was quick to point out the uncanny likness between ancient footwear and today’s.

If it looked like any sort of Adidas footwear though, what with the sleek peek Beckham-era curvature and red hue, we'd actually argue it would be closer to the Predator football boots, that most revolutionary of ball-bending slipper.

And while experts will probably just say they're a pair of dusty sandals, who can forget Marty McFly venturing back and forth in time with a pair of Nikes? Eh?

For now though, the researchers at the Khovd Museum still have to identify the gender of the remains, so far believed to be female.

“Now we are carefully unwrapping the body and once this is complete the specialists will be able to say more precisely about the gender", B. Sukhbaatar, researcher at Khovd Museum, told the Siberian Times.

“This person was not from elite, and we believe it was likely a woman, because there is no bow in the tomb.”

Oh come off it – we all know only the rich kids could afford Predators.

[Via: The Metro]



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