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3,000-Year-Old Pants Found in Chinese Grave

A pair of woollen pants dating from around 1100 BC were found in a grave in Yanghai, in China's Xinjiang region.
A pair of woolen pants thought to be around 3,000 years old was found in a grave in Yanghai, in China's Xinjiang region. M. Wagner / German Archaeology Institute

Archaeologists have discovered what they think is the world's oldest pair of pants - dating back over 3,000 years.

The woolen pants were found in a grave in Yanghai, in China's Xinjiang region. The fabric has been carbon-dated to some time between the 13th and the 10th century BC, according to a research paper published in the scientific journal Quaternary International.