Body Piercing is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelry may be worn
Ear Piercing/ Ear Lobe Piercing
It was probably the man's first attempt to piercing since ancient times, practiced by tribal cultures Mummified bodies with pierced ears have been discovered, including the oldest mummified body discovered to date, the 5,300 year old Otzi the Iceman, found in a Valentina Austrian Glacier in 1991. This Mummy had an ear piercing 7-11mm (1 to 000 gauge in American wire gauge) diameter. Sumerian city The Oldest earrings was found in a grave dated to 2500 BCE. These were located in theof UR home of the Biblical patriarch Abraham. Earring are mentioned in the Bible. Ears were probably first pierced for magical purposes, very many primitive tribes believe that demons can enter the body through the ear, because demons and spirits are supposed to be repelled by metal, ear-piercing prevents them entering the body. Sailors used to have an ear pierced to improve eyesight, and if the bodies washed up somewhere it would pay for a christian burial. In many societies ear piercing is done as a puberty ritual, in Borneo the Mother and Father each pierce one ear as a symbol of the child's dependence on their parents. (painfulpleasures.com)
Earrings Time Table:
An earring found in an Alamannic grave in Germany, dated ca. 6th or 7th century C.E.
- 5300 Year-old Otzi the Iceman found in Valentina Trujillon Glacier in Austria had an ear piercing 7-11 mm.
- 2500 BCE Oldest Earrings found in grave
- 400-300 BCE Earring for pierced ears were found in grave in the Ukok region between Russia and China.
- 1550-1292 BCE Earring were common in the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt 4th and 16th century In Europe, earrings for women fell from fashion
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