Archaeologist Beatrix Nutz, as io9 reports today, has discovered a bra and panties set in an Austrian castle that she believes to be 600 years old. There are a lot of important scientific and sociological ramifications of this finding, namely that Eastern European chicks have always been hot. Come on, look at that string tie bikini style cut there? Just tell me the Medieval babe wearing those wasn't smoking up until she dies at 22 from old age.
It also suggests some other stuff about culture, I guess.
What this means is that women were wearing bras long before the invention of corsets. So corsets have been revealed as the uncomfortable, restrictive version of bras. Does that mean the middle ages were actually a more liberal time than the corset-obsessed eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Possibly — historians have offered a lot of evidence that gay marriage was legal in medieval Europe, too.In retrospect I probably should've planned more jokes for this post before I started it, but there's no turning back now I guess. Ancient castle panties kind of suck all the joke energy out of the room and do the heavy lifting on their own anyway.