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#206742 - 02/22/08 02:15 PM interesting discovery
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I read the oldest pair of ice skates ever found were from
3,000 BC. The skates were found in the Alps at the bottom of a lake.

Sadly, the article did not say WHY they were found at the BOTTOM \:\(

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#207223 - 02/24/08 11:04 PM Re: interesting discovery [Re: markgreyblue]
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I am curious as to what the skates used for blades


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#207230 - 02/24/08 11:50 PM Re: interesting discovery [Re: theatrekid]
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they were made of bone-

read here - it's an entire history of ice skates.

http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/master....omechanics.html

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#207278 - 02/25/08 10:54 AM Re: interesting discovery [Re: markgreyblue]
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Wow! That's interesting!
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