One of the earliest pieces of art depicting "bikinis" is a mosaic from the Diocletian period (286-305 AD) on tiles at the Villa Romana Del Casale in Sicily, Italy. The painting features women — nicknamed the "Bikini Girls" — participating in athletic competitions in what look like two-piece swimsuits.
The Bikini Girls, 4th Century AD
Source: Wikimedia Commons
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