Hatshepsut: The Different Types Of Ancient Egyptian Women
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Ancient Egyptian Women What do you think of when you hear Ancient Egyptian Women? Royalty, beauty, respect…. There were only a few royal women that archeologist royal women in the ancient Egyptians time. Some women could become Pharaoh only in very special circumstances, Royal women grew very powerful in the New Kingdom and had an influence on the country. Hatshepsut a women became a Pharaoh and ruled in her own name for a number of years. Hatshepsut became much more prominent and powerful. She made her own right secular and religious titles.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and my I say that the ancient Egyptian women were beautiful. Appearance was an important issue for ancient Egyptian women. Appearance tells a person’s status,…show more content… Ancient Egyptian women hairstyles varied with age, gender and social status. Wigs were very popular and worn by men, women and children. They were worn both inside and outside of the house. Ancient Egyptian women put on a new wig each day and had a varied of styles. Only queens or noble ladies could wear wigs. Slaves and servants were not able to wear the same hairstyle as Egyptian nobility. Commonly, the slaves and servants tied their hair at the back of the head into a kind of loop. Another type of hairstyle was to tie it in eight or nine long plaits at the back of the head and to dangled them together at one side of the neck and face. Women's hairstyles were more unique then men. Women generally preferred a smooth, close coiffure, a natural wave and long curl. Women in the Old Kingdom had short cuts or chin length bobs. However, women in the New Kingdom wore their hair long or touted a wig. Women tied and decorated their hair with flowers and linen ribbons. Ancient Egyptians used hair gel to style their locks, researchers have found made use of a…show more content… Egyptians used henna for nails, lips, and to dye their hair red. The Ancient Egyptians women had many different types of cosmetics. The higher the status of the person the more clothes and make-up they wore. The Ancient Egyptian eye makeup was extremely elaborate and created the almond eye. The eye make they used concentrated in providing color to their eye lashes, eye lids and eye brows. The favorite eye makeup colors were black and green. The Ancient Egyptians used numerous perfumes and oils that softened the skin and prevented burning in the sun and damage from the sandy winds. The perfumes and oils fragrances came from flowers, plants, seeds. The Ancient Egyptians also used myrrh, frankincense, cardamom and cinnamon to mix their