Secrets of Ancient Egypt: Makeup in Ancient Egypt
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This Blog "Secrets of Ancient Egypt" was started 19. September 2008 under the name "Mysteries of Ancient Egypt"

Behold, the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the Egyptian constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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By Karima Lachtane

Makeup in Ancient Egypt

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Makeup seems to have been around forever, where exactly it descends from, is still unknown. We see cosmetic used in ancient cultures, and the items that they used back then, looks a lot like ours today.

I will use queen Nefertari as subject for this Makeup article post as well as an antique object that I found in Morocco.

Nefertari and Ramesses the Great
Nefertari, the Most beautiful
Nefertari's Tomb


Anubis/Duamutef embracing queen Nefertari

Nefertari and Ramesses the Great

Nefertari was the favorite wife of Ramesses the great (Ramesses II). His love for her went beyond the stars, his soul was bound to her in life as well as in death, she was the true love of his life.


They are said to have
been married 1279 B.C.

Some of her titles were,
"Great Royal wife"
"Sweet of love"
"Mistress of all Lands"
"Beautiful of face"


Pharaohs have always had more than one wife, yet some women in time have stood out like no other. 


Nefertari was one of these women. 


Nefertari the Most beautiful

Considering that one of her official titles were "Beautiful of face" it surely sounds like she had an enchanting face. 

She must have had a very distinct beauty. It would be a much more logical title, if she used cosmetic, which can give the face a distinct beauty.


Nefertari's Tomb

Her tomb is not only one of the most beautiful resting places, but it also shows us how she looked and dressed, to some extent. 

On the tomb walls you she Nefertari looking stunning, but you can also she that she is wearing makeup.
Ramesses II would carve her existence into the rocks, making her live forever.


As you can see above, she clearly has makeup upon her face. Eyeliner and mascara even a blush like color on her cheeks.


I would bet my hat on that they also had lip stick,
but more like lip balm with color. 

Since they also had crème back then some 3000 years ago, I would not put it past them to have combined that with color too, getting a foundation like cosmetic.

In this PDF article you can see pictures of ancient makeup items, some well over 3000 years old. It gives a short description of the material that they used, as well as show you the ancient artifact that I found in Morocco.

Free PDF file showing more makeup items from ancient Egypt


Beauty and cosmetics in ancient Egypt



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