History of Luggage, Suitcases, Trunks and Backpacks

History of Luggage, Trunks and other Travel Luggage Who Invented Luggage? The ancient Egyptians around the year 1500 BC are considered the inventors of Luggage.  For their trips they used chests and trunks that evolved into primitive suitcases made of fine wood and covered with animal fat or leather to make them waterproof. The transfers were not for reasons of pleasure but religious or State, although not exempt from some scientific purpose. The luggage was very heavy. Heavy trunks and …

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