The acidic peat surrounding this grave of a Bronze Age girl, labeled a “priestess” for her elaborate jewelry, preserved her clothing and hair but not her skeleton. The burial was found in 1921, but only this month did analysis reveal that, for instance, the wool in her skirt came from the Black Forest region of German, but also that she herself may have traveled back and forth.
The Bronze Age teenager was wearing a wool skirt belted with a large bronze disk with spirals on it.
“She looks, in a way, very modern, in this kind of miniskirt and a kind of T-shirt,” [Danish researcher Karin] Frei told Live Science. (Her unique fashion sense has inspired scores of Pinterest-worthy re-enactments.)