Ah, Beloved Austria! Innsbruck and the Beautiful Tyrol no less—thoughts of Mediaeval Romance! This is why we got into archaeology, isn’t it, Indy? Actually, very modern looking bras and bikinis are both preserved in ancient Roman frescos & ceramic painting from Pompei, Herculaneum, and even in (relatively) more stuffy, stodgy contexts in Greece—but after all, THESE unterhosen are from the so called “Dark Ages” of Europe—albeit very LATE in the Mediaeval period…really the extremely early renaissance if this date of 600 years ago is correct (1412?)–but we’re talking about Rural Austria here, neither Vienna nor Rome nor Paris…. so the stylistic implications are that these were as normal then as now… throughout Europe….
600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle
- By George Jahn Associated Press
- Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:03 p.m.
View original post 1,321 more words