What's your artifact doing in Boss Kean's ditch?
- Posts: 36871
- Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
- Title: The Hero of Sukhbataar
http://www.archaeology.org/issues/54-12 ... -statement
The earliest bra. Found in Austria.
Using both their archaeological context—the fill layer was likely created during a fifteenth-century renovation of the castle—and radiocarbon analysis of fibers from two of the bras, Beatrix Nutz of the University of Innsbruck dated the garments to between a.d. 1390 and 1485. There are numerous medieval written sources that describe bras as “breastbags,” but until this discovery no one had any idea what these garments looked like.
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!
My indifference is boundless
- Posts: 21442
- Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
- Title: Incipient toppler
- Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
- Posts: 24564
- Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm
The Romans already had bikinis:
From the Villa Romana del Casale
, first quarter of the 4th
And this mosaic from a bedroom shows that ladies wore some form of bra outside of the gym: