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Perfume and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt
Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 7:30pm

A Lecture by Lise Manniche

From the earliest times, the Egyptians considered fragrances and cosmetics important elements in this life and in the hereafter. These sacred luxuries played an integral role in the secular and sacred world for king and commoner alike. This slide-illustrated lecture will describe the ritual significance of essences and cosmetics and discuss how these items were manufactured and the problems related to the interpretation and translation of the ancient recipes. There will also be an opportunity to sample 'reconstructed' incense from Ancient Egypt.

Sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt in cooperation with the Middle East Studies Center of Portland State University

Free admission and open to the public.

Free parking in PSU parking structures after 7:00 p.m.

For additional information, call (503) 725-8566.

Location: SMSU 294

Phone: 503-725-4074