(CAIS) -- Women living 5,000 years
ago in the
in the southeastern
were fastidious when it came to fashion, sporting the
latest trends in designer dresses and jewelry.
of women excavated in the devastated city each contained a
funerary urn filled with eye liners, combs and jewelries,
revealing their craving for fashion was trend-setter, said
Mansour Sajjadi, head of the archeological team conducting
studies in the
"They also used to wear gem necklaces and bracelets,
all considered chic masterpieces 5,000 years ago."
"An eye liner bowl, a comb, a makeup box, a marble
device for applying the eye liner, as along with some
jewelry were dug out from the grave of an 18-year old
wealthy woman," he added.
Unearthed dresses reveal those women used to don outfits
similar to the sari worn by their modern Indian and
Pakistani counterparts. It seems the
enjoyed state-of-the-art textile industry and female
garments came in a variety of designs and colors.
The eighth season of research at the 5,000-year-old site
have started on December 2, focusing on stereotype men's
clothes. Physical features of the inhabitants would be
also studied, Sajjadi announced. Signs of civilization,
first laid down in the
in 3200 B.C., remained intact up to 2,100-2,000 B.C. and
during four successive periods in history.
of the prominent relics found in the
is a skull believed to be the first evidence of brain
surgeries in prehistoric