Bras With Cups As Ancient As Batteries And Electricity? Archeologists Discover Cupped Bras From 15th Century, Flying in the Face of Previous Thought
The historiography is all messed-up, and mainstream historians adopt timelines of history overly conservative. This leads to an underestimation of what life was like centuries past. We subscribe to notions which lead us to twentieth-century-centrism. And so we believe that some of the best of what civilization has to offer only graced us in the last hundred years. From electricity to brassieres.
Sure, mass production of brassieres was only introduced one century ago, but archaeologists from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, have found some bras which could set their estimation of advent back centuries.
“Up to now, there was nothing to indicate the existence of bras with clearly visible cups before the 19th century,” writes Beatrix Nutz, a university archaeologist.
The garments were first found in 2008, but with the world on the brink of a banking collapse, scientists and experts must have deemed the information too much for the population to deal with at the time, and decided to keep it under wraps until 2012. The implications just ran too deep. Two of the bras are described as “a combination of a bra and a shirt,” sans sleeves but with lace stitches below for extra support. The third bra “looks a lot more like modern bras” due to its shoulder straps and back strap. The fourth is most like a modern bra, with cups “made from two pieces of linen sewn together vertically.”
The prior belief was that bras with cups only started being used about 100 years ago and that women in the Middle Ages wore undergarments made of linen. Radiocarbon on fiber samples has demonstrated that the pieces of clothing discovered were worn some time between 1440 and 1485.
So, if this is possible, could it also then be true that cupped bras graced the men and women of ancient civilizations as well? Like so much technology that is mistaken as new – like batteries and electricity – perhaps bras too are a thing of the past…the ancient past.