Ancient Egyptians used colored socks thousands of years ago
The ancient Egyptians made paper and built pyramids, but they were also the first to use colored socks, according to a new discovery by scientists at the British Museum.
Scientists at the museum have developed a pioneering imaginative technique for colored socks, and how ancient Egyptians used them for children.
According to the British newspaper The Guardian, scientists have succeeded in analyzing baby socks found in 300 BC in a waste dump in Antinopolis dating back to the Roman era.
The analysis aims to identify the process of dyeing and weaving in ancient Egypt.
Although the socks have been known to mankind since the Stone Age, animal skins were used for their manufacture, but it is believed that the ancient Egyptians were the first to manufacture socks made of wool and are usually used in the winter.
“It was interesting to find that these socks were used in a combination of 3 pigments, red, blue and yellow,” said Joan Dyer, an expert at the museum’s research department.
The analysis of the socks gives an idea of what people wore during that period between 800 and 300 BC, which saw the rule of the Romans.