1,800-year-old grooming set found in Turkey

Published on July 29th, 2010 | by Admin


A pair of 1800-year-old bronze tweezers and a manicure rasp have been found at the Andriake Port in Turkey.

Indicating that the 1,800-year-old care set was considerably advanced compared to similar ones in the Roman period, Çevik said human’s basic needs were the same even if history and culture change.

“Nevertheless, a counterpart for the special objects has never been discovered at excavations in the region, and thus its existence could not be proven,” he said. “Now, we are aware that the Lycian women of the Roman period 1,800 years ago were living well-groomed by using a pair of tweezers, rasp and mirror. ‘Whether they were caring for the world’ in those days, who knows?” said Çevik.

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