Thursday, September 15, 2011

5,900-Year-Old Dress Found in Armenia

Archaeologists have found parts of a woman’s colorful dress, which they say dates back 5,900 years, reported AFP on Sept. 14.

The dress is made from straw material and “is the only example of clothing made of such an ancient vegetable material,” Pavel Avetisian, the director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology at Armenia’s Academy of Sciences, told AFP.

It was dated by scientists at the University of California, and is currently being restored, according to Avetisian.

The dress was found in the Areni cave where recent excavations have yielded what archaeologists say is the world’s oldest known leather shoe, about 5,500 years old, and a 6,100-year-old winery.

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