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article image600-year-old bras found in Austrian castle

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By Owen Weldon     Jul 19, 2012 in Odd News
Bras that are around 600 years old were discovered at a castle located in Austria, suggesting that women were wearing bras in the Middle Ages.
Archaeologists discovered four linen bras that were from the middle ages, according to the University of Innsbruck. Many fashion experts are surprised by the discovery because many experts thought the bra was only around 100 years old.
According to CBS, it seems that the corset came after the bra and after the corset the reinvented bra started to be produced.
According to USA Today, the bras were discovered back in 2008 during the renovation of Lemberg Castle located in East Tyrol. However Beatrix Nuts, the archaeologist who made the discovery, said that the public only has become aware of the discovery recently.
The Associated Press reports that the four bras actually resemble modern-day bras. One of the bras looks a lot like today's version as it has two shoulder straps and maybe even a back strap.
The bras were also decorated with ornamentation such as lace, which suggests that the bras were also designed to please a partner.
Nutz also said that a pair of underwear that looks a lot like panties was also found at the castle. Nutz said that the underwear were men's underwear because women did not wear anything at all underneath their skirts in those days.
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