Beautifying tools from Deir El-Banat in Fayoum

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The ancient Egyptians' interest in adornment dates back to prehistoric times, and this interest continued in historical times. This is evidenced by the rich tools, adornments, and utensils to preserve the materials of adornment, the papyri that tell us beauty recipes as well as the paintings on the walls of some tombs and coffins. The most important tools of adornment were mirrors, combs, Utensils Powders and tongs, perfume and fat pots, plates and adornment's spoons and it is noteworthy that most of these tools have been known since the pedantic, and has been known throughout the historical dynasties. This research focuses on a collection of ornaments found in Deir Al-Banat area in Fayoum.

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