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Ancient burial shroud made of surprising materials

Analysis of a 2,800-year-old burial shroud found in Denmark has been found to be made of imported wild nettles, not cultivated flax as previously thought. This discovery, the journal Scientific Reports, casts a new light on the textile trade in Bronze Age Europe, said study researcher Ulla Mannering, an archaeologist

The Roman textile industry

New evidence found at a fort in England points to a more advanced Roman textile industry than previously thought. These fabric scraps, it turns out, provide evidence that Rome developed an unparalleled textile industry. Romans established factories throughout their empire, having learned effective loom building from the Egyptians. Dyes allowed the