Monday, June 12, 2006

Exhibition: Hygiene and Beauty in Siena (
"Visitors to Siena this weekend will be able to compare their own efforts to keep young, healthy and beautiful with those used by the ancient Egyptians. A show opening here Saturday highlights the hugely important role that cleanliness and good looks - helped along by cosmetics - played in the life of the Egyptian civilization. Rich people would usually wash or bathe before dressing and women used to massage themselves with perfumed oil. Both men and women used cosmetics including lip colours, eyeshades and face powder. The exhibition is entitled ‘Igiene e bellezza nell’ antico Egitto’ (Hygiene and Beauty in Ancient Egypt) and it runs at Siena’s Santa Maria dela Scala complex until September 17."
See the above page for further details.

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