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History-changing bras discovered in Austrian castle

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Archeologists in Austria have got their knickers in a twist recently after finding a set of bras from the 1400s - changing the history of lingerie for ever.

Before the history-changing discovery, it was thought that the bra’s heritage only spanned back to the late 1700s, stemming from French corset maker Herminie Cadolle

The discovery was made in Castle Lengberg, Tyrol, buried in a vault. The garments were found by researchers from the University of Innsbruck and mean they now know that women were wearing bras 500 years earlier than previously thought. 

The four items found closely resembled bras worn today and have eyelets, which means they probably were fastened much like a corset.

Sample tests shown by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich confirmed the lacy discoveries dated back to the 1400s.

They most probably were sealed in the vault when the castle was renovated in 1845 and haven’t been touched since.

Beatrix Nutz, the archaeologist the made the discovery, said, “We didn’t believe it ourselves.

"From what we knew, there was no such thing as bra-like garments in the 15th century."




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