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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Researchers recreate Cleopatra’s perfume

“The Chanel No.5 of ancient Egypt”: A team of researchers have recreated a perfume believed to have been worn by Cleopatra, according to Atlas Obscura. Using ancient perfumes Mendesian and Metopian recovered from a 300 BC site north of Cairo, archaeologists David Littman and Jay Silverstein worked with experts to replicate the same scent attributed to Egypt’s most famous queen. “This was the Chanel No.5 of ancient Egypt,” Littman says. “It was the most prized perfume of the ancient world.”

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