Life Style
3,300-year-old trousers found in China
Publish Date: Jun 06, 2014
3,300-year-old trousers found in China
An international team is working together to repair and preserve the two pairs, which may be the oldest trousers ever.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

BEIJING - Two pairs of 3,300-year-old trousers found in China's far western Xinjiang region may be the world's oldest, state-media reported Friday.

Archeologists in May found animal-fur menswear on the bodies of two mummies, identified as male shamans in their 40s, the state-run China Daily cited scientists as saying.

An international team is working together to repair and preserve the two pairs -- which are the oldest yet discovered with a clear resemblance to modern trousers, the report said.

"They were almost of the same shape as today's trousers," the report quoted Lu Enguo, a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology in Xinjiang, as saying.

Even older apparel resembling trousers have previously been discovered in the region, but they were made according to a more simple design and lacked a piece of fabric covering the crotch, Lu added.

Archaeologists believe nomads living in the area invented trousers for horse riding.

The nomads "at first wore a kind of trousers that only had two legs," said Xu Dongliang, deputy head of the institute, adding that "crotches were sewed on to the legs, and gradually other styles, such as bloomers, appeared".

Previously, the oldest pants found with a crotch were just 2,800 years old, the report said.

AFP

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Slum girl to silver screen: Uganda
Phiona Mutesi happened upon chess as a famished nine-year-old foraging for food in the slums of Kampala....
Steam those pimples away
As the body's protective outer-shell, your skin puts up with a lot. Harmful elements such as chemicals, infections, cuts, scrapes, and this tropical sunlight keep the seemingly delicate organ under near-constant assault....
Get rid of smelly feet naturally
Smelly feet are truly embarrassing. In the UK, they are typically associated with people who don’t know better, that is to say, members of the lower social class....
Extremely intelligent children need special care
In class, he was the undisputed teachers’ favourite pupil, at home the joy of his parents, but at the playground, George Kabali was the jock. He was awfully bad at anything non-academic....
I am worried I may have contracted HIV on Valentine’s day
I’m afraid I may have contracted HIV/AIDS on Valentine’s Day. My boyfriend and I had a date which ended late and could not go back home alone....
Ugandan girls duped, lose money and virginity to diaspora guys
They come with huge chunks of money and splash it around to woo the girls. Since it’s every girl’s dream to go abroad, when they see these guys they start laying traps to get them but instead end up crying after being fooled and played....
Do you think government is doing enough to contain the typhoid out break?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter