Sex in bras
Scientists in Austria recently revealed a secret bigger than Victorias.While excavating Lengberg Castle in 2008, a group of archaeologists led by the University of Innsbrucks.Harald Stadler unearthed a sack from a recess in the floor.Inside, they found underwear, shoes and four linen pieces that looked like bras. .The castle was first documented in 1190, but archaeologists suspect the sack and its contents were left there during a renovation in the 15th century.Many people believe the modern bra was invented after corsets, and was a revolutionary result of late 19th and early 20th century style and engineering.
But the "treasure chest" of chest wear suggests that the bra as we know it is just the most recent overhaul in a long line of similarly shaped breast supports.The find) reminds people not to assume we already know everything, and to keep an open mind to possible new discoveries about our history said Beatrix Nutz, a member of Stadler's team who he commissioned to research the textiles in 2009.I dont think they quite revolutionize the history of underwear, but this find certainly will modify it, says Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, who was not involved in the research.I think it means people should go back and look a bit more carefully at other garments and images in antiquities collections, to focus on something that may be more ignored.".