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5,000 year old Egyptian garment confirmed as world's oldest dress

23 February 2016

The Tarkhan Dress, a V-neck linen shirt currently on display in the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, has been confirmed as the world's oldest woven garment with radiocarbon testing dating the garment to the late fourth-millennium BC. Read: Daily Mail, More: Independent, Culture 24, National Geographic, Discovery, UCL News