Shaving, Ancient Egypt
Hair removal 🪒 in Ancient Egypt was a gravely serious matter.
Priests in the 6th century BCE would have their entire bodies shaved every other day as part of the cleansing process (including their eyebrows), and kings 🤴🏽 would have their barbers shave them with jewel-encrusted razors.
Kings 🤴🏽 were even sometimes buried WITH a barber and a razor (yes, you read that right) so they could maintain their clean shave in the afterlife. In lieu of actual facial hair, kings would sport a faux goatee made of precious metals called an “osrid.”
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