Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ancient Fun Fact: Egyptians Hated Body Hair


Or, at least, it sure seemed that way--especially since they had so many tools to help them get rid of it. The most popular: razors and tweezers, which look very much like our own.

Priests were said to shave their entire bodies--including eyebrows. Men and women shaved their heads--some say in order to keep lice away. Egyptians wouldn't dare enter a temple with stubble of any kind.

They also hated fabric made from wool (preferring linen)--perhaps because they thought wool was too much like hair!

4 comments:

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Gads! e

anonymeet said...

All right, so the eyebrow thing is a bit much, but as far as I'm concerned any society that requires men and women to shave the same number of parts is okay by me . . .

Karen Strong said...

Those razor devices look rusted scary. I would have thought they would have done threading (maybe they did both).

Cathy C. Hall said...

Yeah, I kinda think the head-shaving's brilliant. Lice are nasty little buggers.