The Golden Spider Silk being woven; on average, 23,000 spiders yield around 1 ounce of silk Photo: John Brown.  Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Golden Spider Silk being woven; on average, 23,000 spiders yield around 1 ounce of silk Photo: John Brown. Victoria and Albert Museum.

2,000-year-old Egyptian shoes found in temple walls. Seven leather shoes dating back 2,000 years have been found in the walls of a temple built for Amenhotep II. Two pairs were originally worn by children and were only about 7 inches long. Using palm fiber string, the child shoes were tied together within the single shoe (it was larger and meant for an adult) and put in the jar. Another pair of shoes, more than 9 inches long that had been worn by a limping adult, was also inserted in the…

Lost and Found: Ancient Shoes Turn Up in Egypt Temple

2,000-year-old Egyptian shoes found in temple walls. Seven leather shoes dating back 2,000 years have been found in the walls of a temple built for Amenhotep II. Two pairs were originally worn by children and were only about 7 inches long. Using palm fiber string, the child shoes were tied together within the single shoe (it was larger and meant for an adult) and put in the jar. Another pair of shoes, more than 9 inches long that had been worn by a limping adult, was also inserted in the…

spider silk golden cape. 1 million spiders. 4 years

A golden cape of spider silk

Golden Spider Silk hand-woven brocaded textile  © Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley  source:Victoria & Albert Museum

Golden Spider Silk hand-woven brocaded textile © Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley source:Victoria & Albert Museum

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