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Important Innovations in Ancient
Egypt
By: Sabrina Thiruvathukal
Thesis
Most of the significant innovations in fashion and personal
hygiene during ancient Egyptian time are still being use...
Ancient Egyptians invented
Paper
Written Language
The Calendar
The Ox-Drawn Plow
Black Ink
Sundial
Water Clock
Source: Jon...
Important Innovations in Inventions in fashion
and personal hygiene include:
The Wig
Cosmetics
Toothpaste
Breath Mints
Sou...
Wigs
Modern WigAncient Wig
Material Used to Make Wigs
● Were made of human hair
which was often
supplemented by plant fiber
or from the wool of sheep....
Why people wear wigs?
● Ornate hair decorations
● Wigs protected the scalp from the sun
● They shaved their head and wore ...
Eye makeup in Ancient Egypt
Eye makeup in Ancient Egypt
Egyptians wore green eye paint and black kohl
Green eye paint was made of copper
The black koh...
Eye makeup
● Used kohl (eyeliner) to prevent eye
infections
● Kohl helped the damaging effects of sun
glare of their eyes
...
Facial Makeup in Ancient Egypt
Facial makeup included stains from red pigmented clay that was
used for blush and lipstick
...
Henna is still used in Egypt
Toothpaste
Egyptians are believed to have started using a paste to clean their teeth
around 5000BC, before toothbrushes we...
Toothpaste
Toothpaste
● Ingredients included a powder of ox hooves,
ashes and burnt eggshells that was
combined with pumice.
● Ingred...
Breath Mints
Ancient Egypt 2016
Breath Mints
● Invented the breath mints to stop bad breath
● They would boil different herbs and spices- often
frankincen...
Invention Timeline
In 5000 BC
toothpaste
was invented in
Ancient Egypt
In 4000 BC
makeup was
invented in
Ancient Egypt
In ...
Conclusion:
Wigs, Cosmetics, Toothpaste and Breath Mints were important
inventions in Ancient Egypt that we are still usin...
References
Ancient Egyptian Hair and Beauty. Retrieved from: http://purchasereq.tripod.com/id9.htm
Beauty and cosmetics in...
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Important Innovations in Ancient Egypy

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A 6th grade history report by Sabrina Thiruvathukal

From paper to toothpaste, Ancient Egypt gave society many important inventions - many of which are still in use today.

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Important Innovations in Ancient Egypy

  1. 1. Important Innovations in Ancient Egypt By: Sabrina Thiruvathukal
  2. 2. Thesis Most of the significant innovations in fashion and personal hygiene during ancient Egyptian time are still being used today.
  3. 3. Ancient Egyptians invented Paper Written Language The Calendar The Ox-Drawn Plow Black Ink Sundial Water Clock Source: Jonathan Atteberry & Patrick J. Kiger "10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions" 12 January 2011. HowStuffWorks.com. <http:// science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-amazing-ancient-egyptian-inventions.htm> 14 February 2016
  4. 4. Important Innovations in Inventions in fashion and personal hygiene include: The Wig Cosmetics Toothpaste Breath Mints Source: Jonathan Atteberry & Patrick J. Kiger "10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions" 12 January 2011. HowStuffWorks.com. <http:// science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-amazing- ancient-egyptian-inventions.htm> 14 February 2016
  5. 5. Wigs Modern WigAncient Wig
  6. 6. Material Used to Make Wigs ● Were made of human hair which was often supplemented by plant fiber or from the wool of sheep. Source: Ancient Egyptian Hair and Beauty. Retrieved from: http://purchasereq.tripod.com/id9.html ● Are made of human hair, animal hair or synthetic fibers. 2016In Ancient Egypt
  7. 7. Why people wear wigs? ● Ornate hair decorations ● Wigs protected the scalp from the sun ● They shaved their head and wore wigs to protect them against lice ● For fashion ● Baldness ● Some people lose their hair during cancer treatment and wear wigs 2016Ancient Egypt
  8. 8. Eye makeup in Ancient Egypt
  9. 9. Eye makeup in Ancient Egypt Egyptians wore green eye paint and black kohl Green eye paint was made of copper The black kohl was used as eyeliner and was made of lead. These two minerals were not readily available in Egypt which means the Egyptians made the makeup from rock salt and natron Source: Beauty and cosmetics in ancient Egypt. (2016, January 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:08, February 15, 2016, from https:// en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beauty_and_cosmetics_in_ancient_Egypt&oldid=70085672
  10. 10. Eye makeup ● Used kohl (eyeliner) to prevent eye infections ● Kohl helped the damaging effects of sun glare of their eyes Source: Source: Ancient Egyptian Hair and Beauty. Retrieved from: http:// purchasereq.tripod.com/id9.html ● Used for beauty ● Now it is made of safer material and is not made out of lead 2016In Ancient Egypt
  11. 11. Facial Makeup in Ancient Egypt Facial makeup included stains from red pigmented clay that was used for blush and lipstick They used henna which is a red dye made from a plant to paint nails and to dye hair. In 2016 we still use henna to dye their hair and for beauty
  12. 12. Henna is still used in Egypt
  13. 13. Toothpaste Egyptians are believed to have started using a paste to clean their teeth around 5000BC, before toothbrushes were invented. Ancient toothpastes were used to keep teeth and gums clean, whitening teeth and freshening breath. Source: History of Toothbrushes and Toothpaste, Retrieved from: http://www.colgateprofessional.com/patient-education/articles/history-of-toothbrushes-and-toothpastes
  14. 14. Toothpaste
  15. 15. Toothpaste ● Ingredients included a powder of ox hooves, ashes and burnt eggshells that was combined with pumice. ● Ingredients include fluoride, coloring, flavoring, sweetener, as well as ingredients that make toothpaste a smooth paste foam and stay moist. Ancient Egypt 2016
  16. 16. Breath Mints Ancient Egypt 2016
  17. 17. Breath Mints ● Invented the breath mints to stop bad breath ● They would boil different herbs and spices- often frankincense, myrrh, and cinnamon-which was then mixed in with honey to form small candy-shaped pellets that could be sucked on and chewed. ● While these may not have tasted as good as our breath mints today, they did help freshen up mouths. ● We still use breath mints to stop bad breath ● Breath mints today are made of different ingredients. Homemade breath mints can be made of sugar, gum paste and peppermint extract. ● Breath mints taste better now Ancient Egypt 2016
  18. 18. Invention Timeline In 5000 BC toothpaste was invented in Ancient Egypt In 4000 BC makeup was invented in Ancient Egypt In 2700 BC Wigs were invented in Ancient Egypt In 2500BC Breath mints were invented in Ancient Egypt
  19. 19. Conclusion: Wigs, Cosmetics, Toothpaste and Breath Mints were important inventions in Ancient Egypt that we are still using today.
  20. 20. References Ancient Egyptian Hair and Beauty. Retrieved from: http://purchasereq.tripod.com/id9.htm Beauty and cosmetics in ancient Egypt. (2016, January 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 04:08, February 15, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beauty_and_cosmetics_in_ancient_Egypt&oldid=700856722 History of toothbrushes and toothpaste, Retrieved from: http://www.colgateprofessional.com/patient-education/articles/history-of- toothbrushes-and-toothpastes Jonathan Atteberry & Patrick J. Kiger "10 Amazing Ancient Egyptian Inventions" 12 January 2011. HowStuffWorks.com. <http:// science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-amazing-ancient-egyptian-inventions.htm> 14 February 2016 Unwrapping the Secrets of Ancient Egypt: Ancient Inventions Still Used Today, (2014), Retrieved from: http://www.themuseum.ca/blog/ unwrapping-secrets-ancient-egypt-ancient-inventions-still-used-today

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