I never thought I'd type the words "ancient pasties," but it seems that's what archaeologists believe they may have uncovered. Actually, they made it very clear that nipple covers & pasties are NOT the same thing, but I think it's all a matter of semantics.
I am DYING at the pictures (BELOW) and this article from Forbes.
The Manchester Mummy's gold nipple covers are quite unlike the one whose image is being circulated this week, though. They are just that -- nipple covers, and not like pasties that obscure both the nipple and the areola. The history of pasties is much more recent.