The shoe is on the other foot
When the Romans pushed and shoved their way north into the German provinces, they built (circa 90 AD) The Saalburg, a fort that protected the boundary between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal territories.
At its peak, 2,000 people lived in the fort and the attached village.
Somewhere during the 19th century, give or take a few years, The Saalburg was unearthed and excavated, then later fully reconstructed. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage site and houses the Saalburg Museum, which contains many Roman trinkets, including a 2,000 year old shoe…