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World’s oldest purse is simply beastly

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Turns out fashion hasn’t gone to the dogs, it’s come from them if a recent find in Germany is anything to go by.

Found near the city of Leipzig, archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be the world’s oldest handbag from between 2,500 and 2,200 BC. The foundation material of the bag has been lost to decay but what remains are the more than 100 dog teeth that provided the bling.

“It seems to have been very fashionable at the time,” said Harald Staueble, senior archaeologist at Germany’s Saxon State Archaeology Office. “Not everyone was buried with such nice things—just the really special graves.”

No doubt the Stone Age version of PETA had a field day over this one.

Full story at National Geographic via Incredible Things.

Prehistoric fashion.

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