Thursday, 1 March 2018

Oldest Tattoos

Previously, archaeologists had thought only women wore tattoos in the ancient past, but the discovery of tattoos on the male mummy now shows body modification concerned both sexes.
The researchers believe that the tattoos would have denoted status, bravery and magical knowledge.
The mummies were found in Gebelein in the southern part of Upper Egypt, around 40km south of modern-day Luxor.

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