The name comes from the Ebers Papyrus. One of the famous manuscripts in the Egyptian history; a medical papyrus of herbal knowledge dating to circa 1550 BC.

 

The Ebers Papyrus is a 110-page scroll,  which is about 20 meters long. It contains the most extensive record of ancient Egyptian medicine known. The scroll also contains around 700 magical formulas and remedies in addition to many incantations that are meant to turn away disease.

The Egyptians loved to use simple fragrances & essential oils that they created in their daily lives.

During the period between the 18th and the 25th Dynasty (1539-657 BC), the Egyptians continued to refine their use of aromatics in incense, medicine, cosmetics, and finally perfumes.

The Egyptian perfumery industry was celebrated as the finest in the Middle East and beyond. 

Hieroglyphics
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