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Terribly beautiful: the ugliness that our ancestors considered virtues
Terribly beautiful: the ugliness that our ancestors considered virtues
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Beauty standards are constantly changing, and what was considered the standard a century ago can be considered ugliness today. Throughout history, people have resorted to themselves in various ways and painful procedures in order to meet generally accepted standards.

We are in the editorial office "Interesting to know" decided to talk about the most horrific tortures that our ancestors subjected themselves to for the sake of beauty.

Deformation of the skull

  • Time frame: 10,000 - 9,000 years ago - mid-20th century
  • Peoples: Sarmatians, Greeks, French, Egyptians, Indians, Armenians
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Bandaging the legs

  • Time frame: X - early XX century
  • Peoples: Chinese (women)
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Cutting teeth

  • Time frame: From ancient times to the present day
  • Peoples: Balinese
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Circumcision

  • Time frame: 15,000 years ago to the present
  • Peoples: Egyptians, Australian Aborigines, African tribes, Asian peoples, Phoenicians
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