The History of the Beard

Posted by Eric Cowdrey on

The known history of the beard begins - according to the wisdom of authors who’ve contributed to Wikipedia - in ancient times; beard culture is certainly part of human culture beyond the confines of written and recorded history. So today, fellow beard-wearers, we’ll be exploring the world of beards through the lens of history.

Let’s begin (in true Wikipedia fashion) in the realms of Asia, Europe, and Africa. In these places, in ancient times, beard culture did emerge. In modern-day Lebanon, beard wearers appear to have left their beards unkempt. These ancient Phoenicians sported curly beards, yet sculptures tell us they avoided growing mustaches (or they shaved them). In Mesopotamia, on the other hand, bearded men took more pride in their beards, using beard styling products including oils and tools like tongs and curling irons. And ancient Egyptians resorted to wearing faux-beards made of metal to class themselves up. In ancient India, a beard’s length matched a man’s wisdom. And in Iran, beard-wearers also sported beard bling. Meanwhile, the Gaelic Celts of Ireland or Scotland wore beards as a sign of honor. Greeks wore beards as a sign of virility.

This brings us to the Middle Ages in Europe… Here, Middle Age clergymen actually shaved as a sign of their celibacy, while knights would grow full-fledged facial hair to signify their honor and virility. But nowadays, beards aren’t always a status symbol. Sometimes, they’re just hair that grows on your face. Awesome awesome face hair. So manage your face hair, and style it with Beard Bundle’s beard and mustache styling products. Make your beard a part of history.

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