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Ancient toothbrush unearthed in Germany

Ancient toothbrush unearthed in Germany
trefwoorden: Duitsland - Minden - 18 eeuw - tandenborstel
German archaeologists have unearthed what could be Europe's oldest toothbrush, officials said Tuesday.
The brush, dug up at the site of a former hospital in the western city of Minden, is at least 250 years old, said the Landscape Association of Westfalen-Lippe, which oversees the excavation.
While the bristles have rotted away, the brush's 4 inch (10 centimeter) handle of animal bone is carved at the other end into a tiny spoon believed to be used for cleaning out the owner's ears.

Lees verder bij: CNN (18 november 2003)