>Queen Hatshepsut’s Perfume

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Photo: Hatshepsut’s perfume bottle. The bottle is engraved with a hieroglyph of her name.

Photograph courtesy Ägyptisches Museum, Universität Bonn Egyptian Museum, University of Bonn

According to an article published by National Geographic, scientists are about to recreate Hatshepsut’s favorite perfume. Scientists are planning to duplicate Hatshepsut’s perfume from residue found in the 3,500-year-old perfume bottle seen in the picture above.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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