Hidden Histories: Cosmetics

Hidden Histories: Cosmetics

Makeup has archaic roots. The earliest found cosmetics may date back as many as 100,000 years ago in South Africa.

Hidden Histories: Cosmetics


from Archaeosoup Productions

Key Facts In This Video

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    In 2011, archeologists discovered what may be the oldest evidence of make-up in the world. (1:01)

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    Ancient Egyptians believed elaborate eye makeup could ward off evil spirits. (4:18)

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    Vikings shared cosmetic practices among both genders. (6:27)

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