tunic (child's) Accession Number T.8549 Creation Date 800-999 Egypt Material wool Description Child's tunic made from eleven pieces of blue cloth (probably three different fabrics). Side gores and sewn on sleeves. The neck opening and sleeves are trimmed with applied bands with geometric (zigzag) decoration in white linen and coloured wools on a red wool ground. Evidence of 'seating' suggests a remake from an adult tunic. Whitworth Museum, Univ of Manchester
A strange pharaoh - This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor.
Analyses of Danish bog bodies show that dyed clothing became fashionable in the early Iron Age – centuries before previously thought. The new analyses also show that the bodies, buried in an ancient sacrificial bog, from which the textiles were taken are older than previously thought. Most of them date back to the centuries leading up to Christ’s birth, which makes them more than 2,000 years old. click through for article. Archaeologist Ulla Mannering studying the skirt in the laboratory.