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Ancient Mesopotamian woman applying khol to her eyes.

Ancient Mesopotamian woman applying khol to her eyes. Khol is still used today in the middle east and other areas around the world.

Assyrian queen Semiramis (Shamiram) was the legendary wife of King Ninus, succeeding him to the throne of Assyria.

Who wouldn’t want to make an entrance as this blinged out lady of high society? The much anticipated dancing queen of Mesopotamia: Queen Puabi. Be the dancing queen at this year’s Halloween party!

Who wouldn’t want to make an entrance as this blinged out lady of high society? The much anticipated dancing queen of Mesopotamia: Queen Puabi. Be the dancing queen at this year’s Halloween party!

SUMER, the region of ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq and Kuwait) which is generally considered the cradle of civilization. - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Sumer, region of ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq and Kuwait) which is generally considered the cradle of civilization.

My Sumerian Queen   Puabi was queen from the 1st dynasty of Ur. In her tomb was found a lot os amazing jewelery, and this extraordinary headdress. * . *  In early mesopotamia, women, even elite women, were generally described in relation to their husbands. For example, the inscription on the cylinder seal of the wife of the ruler of the city-state of Lagash (to the east of Ur) reads “Bara-namtara, wife of Lugal-anda, ruler of the city-state of Lagash.” The fact that Puabi is identified…

My Sumerian Queen Puabi was queen from the dynasty of Ur. In her tomb was found a lot os amazing jewelery, and this extraordinary headdress. * In early mesopotamia, women, even elite women,.

Looks like ancient Egyptian eye make-up was medicinal as well as aesthetic. Good article.

New research suggests ancient Egyptians could have deliberately used lead-based cosmetics to help prevent eye infections

Ancient Egypt  -  Nefertiti

Nefertiti reconstructed in digital by Sven Geruschkat, who says: Nefertiti lived was the wife of Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). She was co-regent, bore 6 daughters and died at Her name roughly translates to "the beautiful (or perfect) one has arrived".

Christian Dior Spring 2004 Couture collection. Inspired by ancient Egypt fashion

Christian Dior Spring 2004 Couture Fashion Show

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