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Cosmetics and perfume were essential to life in Ancient Egypt, they excelled in the realm of beauty and their rituals continue to hold our...

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Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Learn about the different kinds of gods and goddesses Ancient Egyptians worshipped and how Egyptians believed they would get into the afterlife. The goddess most...

Cocaine Mummies

Traces of cocaine and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies have created speculation about contact with the New World in ancient times. In 1992 the German...

Egyptian Mummification – Mummification Process

Learn how to make a mummy, along with information on Egyptian canopic jars, and the Egyptian afterlife. Early Egyptians had a short life span and...
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