World's 'oldest tattoos' found on ancient Egyptian mummies

3/2/2018 4:48:00 PM

Tehran (KNA) - The discovery of picture tattoos on the upper arms of two ancient Egyptian mummies is changing the way we interpret body art.

The inkings pre-date previous evidence for tattooing in Africa by 1,000 years.

Older tattoos do exist, but this is the first time figurative body art has been found, rather than geometric patterns.

Lines and S-shaped symbols were found on the upper arm and shoulder of "Gebelein Woman" - named after the Egyptian town where it was found 100 years ago.

Source: NewsSky

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