I’m obsessed with ancient civilizations. Especially with Atlantis. I can’t get enough documentaries about all of the physical evidence they’ve left behind, of their advanced technology. They were way more advanced than we are today. They also had very modern clothing. The myth of ancient man wearing animal skins in a cave has gone the way of Columbus discovered America.
This ancient pair of pants, below, are in remarkable condition considering they’re thousands of years old! Found in an ancient graveyard in western China. They are the oldest pair of pants ever found, reports Science News. With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. The discoveries, uncovered in the Yanghai graveyard in China’s Tarim Basin, support previous work suggesting that nomadic herders in Central Asia invented pants to provide bodily protection and freedom of movement for horseback journeys and mounted warfare.