Archaeologist's Find: Footprint on a brick

NEWS | Published: 25.8.2014

Archaeological excavations continue in Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova this summer. The archaeologist's find is exhibited in the museum's lobby.

Footprint on a brickFotspår i tegel

Several bricks with imprints made by medieval men and animals have been discovered on Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova’s new excavations. The imprints were formed when the bricks were laid to dry outside before firing. An adult wearing shoes stepped on this brick. He might have been the brickmaker himself. The brick dates to the 15th or 16th century.