World’s earliest figural tattoos discovered on 5,000-year-old mummies

Dating to between 3351 to 3017 BC, tattoos of animals and motifs have been discovered on two naturally mummified bodies from Egypt. Using infrared technology, figural tattoos of a wild bull and a sheep were identified on the upper arm of a male mummy, while linear and S-shaped motifs have been identified on the upper … Continue reading World’s earliest figural tattoos discovered on 5,000-year-old mummies