Ancient Egypt and Nubia
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Ancient Egypt and Nubia
The history and culture of these mysterious ancient kingdoms.
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The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt

The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it
RT @metmuseum: Read "The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt" Met publication online: http://t.co/F3lSxX3mD8 http://…

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Ancient Egyptian Cosmetic Tools (on display at the British Museum) | Yesterface

Ancient Egyptian Cosmetic Tools (on display at the British Museum) | Yesterface | Ancient Egypt and Nubia | Scoop.it

The cosmetic items on display range from ointment spoons to perfume pots, and each object provides fascinating insight into humankind’s longstanding preoccupation with self-image.

 

The bronze handheld mirror, for example, reflects vanity in one of its oldest forms. The beautifully designed cosmetic boxes, on the other hand, encapsulate human beings’ age-old desire to look aesthetically pleasing.

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