Chinese trousers may be world’s oldest: report

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Two pairs of 3,300-year-old trousers found in China's far western Xinjiang regionTwo pairs of 3,300-year-old trousers found in China’s far western Xinjiang region may be the world’s oldest, state-media reported Friday. Archeologists in May found animal-fur menswear on the bodies of two mummies, identified as male shamans in their 40s, the state-run China Daily cited scientists as saying. An international team is working together to repair and preserve the two pairs — which are the oldest yet discovered with a clear resemblance to modern trousers, the report said. “They were almost of the same shape as today’s trousers,” the report quoted Lu Enguo, a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology in Xinjiang, as saying.

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