Skip to comments.(Vavavooom!) 600-year-old bra and underwear discovered in an Austrian castle
Posted on 07/20/2012 10:24:09 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
600-year-old bra and underwear discovered in an Austrian castle
Contemporary bras are more comfortable, modified versions of corsets or so it was believed, until a 2007 discovery changed the way we see women's underwear. Working with a team of her colleagues, archaeologist Beatrix Nutz recently publicized her discovery of several linen bras and some underwear in a medieval castle.
Nutz has presented academic papers about her discovery, and even analyzed the underwear for DNA (see picture). But the public didn't hear about the medieval bras until a BBC history program showed pictures of them. Nutz and colleagues also found a pair of men's underwear (pictured below) apparently medieval women wore no panties.
What this means is that women were wearing bras long before the invention of corsets. So corsets have been revealed as the uncomfortable, restrictive version of bras. Does that mean the middle ages were actually a more liberal time than the corset-obsessed eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?
(Excerpt) Read more at io9.com ...
... I wonder what the panties smell like?
Those panties are kinda hot..
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The rest is Western Civilization History..
Das nennt man die Wunderbar Wunderbra, Ja!
Ja...she haf der kleinen sitzen und der grossen titzen.
She’s wearing garments?
My wife has a set looks about like that.
I’m trying to follow the logic in the article. The discovery of bras told them that the Middle Ages were more liberal than the 18th and 19th centuries. How do they know these bras were indicative of anything? Maybe they were the only ones. Who knows? I suspect underwear was primitive. Period.
No panties, huh? Well, that settles it, if we ever develop time travel, I’m jumping back to the “First Bra Age”.
well, having studied history, I may be able to help here. Follow if you can: It’s the medieval era. You are a woman and live in a castle. You share rooms with other people, some you may not be related to. You bathe and change clothes (when you do) in front of these other people. You wear a bra for these events but no panties. This is less liberal sexually than the Greeks and Romans (who let it all hang out regularly and had sex in the common rooms of their houses with other people around, probably all through their rise and fall) but more liberal sexually than the corset-wearing bodice ripping renaissance when lingerie was developed and women only bathed and dressed in front of other women - many times only close relatives, who probably don’t share your room.
You can`t miss the castle.
They look curiously modern, don’t they?
Also, how do they know those are men’s underpants and not women’s underpants?
That garment apparently has seen better days. Look at all the mending.
600 years ago some guy got lucky.
And hid the evidence from his wife very well.
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