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An Ancient Egyptian Herbal
     

An Ancient Egyptian Herbal

by Lise Manniche
 

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Revised edition. A reconstructed herbal of 95 species of plants and trees known to be used before, during and after the pharaonic period in Egypt. The author, a skilled Egyptologist, draws on classical and other texts, and explains the special properties of each plant, quoting authentic recipes for cosmetics and remedies. This updated edition includes an extended

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Revised edition. A reconstructed herbal of 95 species of plants and trees known to be used before, during and after the pharaonic period in Egypt. The author, a skilled Egyptologist, draws on classical and other texts, and explains the special properties of each plant, quoting authentic recipes for cosmetics and remedies. This updated edition includes an extended section on perfume, which draws on the latest research into the ingredients and uses of Egyptian scents.

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Drawing on texts written by the Egyptians and their neighbors, and on works by classical authors and the Copts, Manniche, a Danish Egyptologist, has reconstructed an herbal of 94 species of plants and trees used from before the pharaohs to the Coptic period. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780714119748
Publisher:
British Museum Press
Publication date:
12/31/2006
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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