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Saturday, February 27, 2016

The world's oldest dress found in Egypt

Scientists have recently reveal the age of the ancient dress. The dress was first discovered in the early 1900s in an ancient Egyptian tomb. After neglected for a century, the dress was finally examined. Revealed, it was already more than 5,000 years! At 5,100 to 5,500 years old, it dates to the dawn of the kingdom of Egypt.

The dress made from linen was crowned as the oldest in the world. The dress is called Tarkhan was rare. Most of the ancient clothes found much younger, about 2,000 years old. In addition, the tattered condition.
This Tarkhan dress that found in an ancient Egypt tomb touted as the world's oldest dress. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1XLKkb)
The 5,000-year-old clothing were found previously existed. However, the design is very simple, just a cloth wrapped around the body. This tarkhan was special with stitched sleeves, 'V' collar, as well as a neat folds. The design is similar to the dresses on display in the stores now.

By design, the Tarkhan dress definitely created and used by the class. Their folds indicate that the dress was worn, not just for the ceremony.

According to Alice Stevenson, a curator from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London revealed that the uniqueness of the dress was realized in 1977.

Jana Jones from Macquarie University, said that the Tarkhan dress was accidentally buried with the person wearing it. In addition to dresses, cosmetics and clothes are also buried.

"I am glad to read that the Tarkhan dress had been determined its age with radiocarbon dating and that science has put it in the best position as the world's oldest dress," Jones said as quoted by the National Geographic on Thursday, February 18, 2016. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | UCL NEWS | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC]
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