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Old Clothing Still in Style, 5,000 Years Later

If you need proof Science is an incremental business, the long voyage of the Tarkhan Dress is one for the books. This fitted, pleated bit of linen, was found by archaeologists in 1913.  It was lying amongst a pile of discarded linens left behind at a ransacked tomb in an ancient Egyptian cemetery about 50 kilometers from Cairo. It found its way to the Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Conservation Workshop where it sat until 1977 when workers begun to painstakingly clean...

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