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Extremely rarely preserved Roman hair

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Roman hair
Extremely rarely preserved Roman hair

In the Yorkshire Museum, you can see the rarely preserved Roman hair that once belonged to a young Roman woman.

Specialists estimate that the teenager lived in the late 3rd or early 4th century CE. A bundle of chestnut hair was found in a stone casket, and there were two hairpins in the hair.

At the end of the Roman Empire, a popular hairstyle among women was hair separated by a parting in the middle of the head, which was then collected from behind in a bun or ponytail. Here you can see that the girl preferred a bun, which was in accordance with Christian standards.


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