That the god's odours were from Punt is hardly surprising as the best incense ingredients were imported from there. were all brought from East Africa and Arabia which was often scented, and could be worked into a lather, or the like.
The Ebers Medical Papyrus, dating from about 1500 BCE, describes mixing animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts.
At Tebtunis, a centre of Hellenistic culture in the Fayum, public bathhouses have been excavated, the oldest dating to the third century BCE.
They had showers, stone basins and a stove to heat the bath water.
It was believed that the makeup had magical and even healing powers.
Philippe Walter and researchers from the Laboratoire de recherche des musées de France and L’Oréal-Recherche found, when analysing the contents of 49 containers from the Louvre Museum, that the cosmetics contained, in addition to commonly used lead-based minerals , synthetic compounds derived from a process called wet chemistry: Crushed lead oxide was mixed with water and sodium chloride (rock salt), then filtered repeatedly, a procedure which may have taken weeks to complete.
The resulting lead chloride was used as an ingredient for eye make-up.
They were covered with a piece of leather which was tied around the neck of the jar underneath the lip.
Other materials were also used, such as ivory: were famous throughout the Mediterranean.
He went to her immediately, coivit cum ea (slept with her), he imposed his desire upon her, he caused that she should see him in his form of a god.