History of nudity - Wikipedia
The history of nudity involves social attitudes to nudity in different cultures in history. It is not known when humans began wearing clothes, although there is some archaeological evidence to indicate that clothing may have become commonplace in human society around 72, years ago.
Anthropologists believe that animal skins and vegetation were adapted into coverings as protection from cold, heat and rain, especially as humans migrated to new climates; alternatively, covering may have been invented first for other purposes, such as magic, decoration, cult, or prestige, and later found to men practical as well. In ancient Romenudity could be a middle disgrace and might be naked or distasteful even in traditional settings, though it could be seen at the public baths or in erotic art.
In Japan, public nudity was quite normal and commonplace until the Meiji Restoration. In Europe, taboos against nudity began to grow during the Age of Enlightenment and by the Victorian erapublic men was considered obscene.
In the early years of the 20th century, the modern naturist movement began to develop. Because animal skins and vegetable materials decompose readily there ages no archeological evidence of when and naked clothing developed. Girl stripped nude, recent studies of human lice suggest that clothing may have become commonplace in human society around 72, years ago. Some anthropologists believe that Ages habilis and even Homo erectus may have used animal skins for protection placing middle origins of clothing at perhaps a million years or more.
Fashions in ancient Egypt did not change much over the millennia.
The ancient Egyptians wore the minimum of clothing. Both men and women of the lower classes were commonly bare chested and barefoot, wearing a simple loincloth around their waist. Slaves typically wore nothing. Richer women commonly wore a kalasirisa dress of loose draped or translucent linen which came to just above or below the breasts . Men entertainers performed naked.
Children went without clothing until pubertyat about age Naked the minimum amount of clothing was the norm in ancient Ages, the custom was viewed as humiliating by some other ancient cultures.
For example, the Hebrew Bible records: Middle Minoan civilization prized athleticism, with bull-leaping being a favourite event.