We’ve always valued beauty – maybe not as individuals, but certainly as a society. Of course, different cultures have different definitions of what it means to be “beautiful” and ideas about how to achieve it. But the same cultures also had changing beauty standards throughout time.

Check out this slideshow to see what people in the past admired when it came to beauty.

Some of these are quite different from our current beauty standards, and some of them might actually strike you as familiar.