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Faience perfume potCategory:vesselName:jarDate:circa 664 B.C. — circa 525 B.C.Period:Twenty-sixth Dynasty

Faience perfume potCategory:vesselName:jarDate:circa 664 B.C. — circa 525 B.C.Period:Twenty-sixth Dynasty

One of the greatest mysteries of all time is the stones vases of Egypt. Thousands of vases have been found in and around the pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser in Saqqara, about 30 km south of Cairo. These stone vases originate from before 2800 BCE. They are made of hard rock materials such as diorite, gneiss and granite and require heavy-duty machinery such as diamond drills, diamond saws, cylinder bores, grinders, etc., all of which did not exist in those days.

One of the greatest mysteries of all time is the stones vases of Egypt. Thousands of vases have been found in and around the pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser in Saqqara, about 30 km south of Cairo. These stone vases originate from before 2800 BCE. They are made of hard rock materials such as diorite, gneiss and granite and require heavy-duty machinery such as diamond drills, diamond saws, cylinder bores, grinders, etc., all of which did not exist in those days.

Bulbous vase of banded calcite. 18th Dynasty

Bulbous vase of banded calcite. 18th Dynasty

AN EGYPTIAN BRECCIA JAR FOR SEN-NEKHEN(I)   FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO MIDDLE KINGDOM, 2134-1640 B.C.

AN EGYPTIAN BRECCIA JAR FOR SEN-NEKHEN(I) FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO MIDDLE KINGDOM, 2134-1640 B.C.

Faience tube for eye kohl, New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, ca. 1400–1390 B.C.E. Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Thutmose IV.

Faience tube for eye kohl, New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose IV, ca. 1400–1390 B.C.E. Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Thutmose IV.

Floral industry in Ancient Egypt - bas-relief, sculpted on a Late Period tomb lintel from the Delta, presents the various stages in the process of making perfume. Women are depicted gathering lily flowers, extracting their juice by squeezing them in a strip of cloth twisted between two sticks, then presenting it to the owner of the tomb

Floral industry in Ancient Egypt - bas-relief, sculpted on a Late Period tomb lintel from the Delta, presents the various stages in the process of making perfume. Women are depicted gathering lily flowers, extracting their juice by squeezing them in a strip of cloth twisted between two sticks, then presenting it to the owner of the tomb

#DidYouKnow #Fact Egyptians used perfumes regardless of sex and social status. Perfume was very popular in Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to make comprehensive records of the aromas and qualities of essential oils.   #Trivia #Fragrance #History

#DidYouKnow #Fact Egyptians used perfumes regardless of sex and social status. Perfume was very popular in Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to make comprehensive records of the aromas and qualities of essential oils. #Trivia #Fragrance #History

Sedment tomb 2102

Sedment tomb 2102

Perfume vessel Egypt, 1550-1295 BC

Perfume vessel Egypt, 1550-1295 BC

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