Ancient Greeks and Romans wore similar clothes. Women often wove garments for their families from wool or linen. They wove a single square or rectangular piece that could serve multiple uses, such as a garment, blanket, or shroud.
Greco-Roman clothing consisted of two garments: a tunic and a cloak. Both men and women wore sandals, slippers, soft shoes or boots.
enigmatic artifacts from the Viking ‘amulet factory’ found in Denmark, England and Russia. They date back 1000+ years, to the height of the Viking Age.
“The images had always been understood in terms of what we know of Norse mythology,” says Deckers, an archaeologist at the Free University of Brussels.
Deckers argues that the “Valkyrie” pendants represent actual women who played a central role in Viking festivals or ceremonies. Furthermore, they propose 'armed female figurines are part of a larger set of ritual objects that suggest gender roles in Viking-era Europe may have been complex'.
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