Archaeology Bristol Scientists recreate ancient cosmetic

Discussion in 'Archaeology' started by drlau, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. drlau

    drlau Premium Member

    Interesting find…


    From Nature journal link

    The container was discovered in July 2003 at the site of a Roman temple to the god Mars Camulus. It dates from approximately 150 AD.

    "If you mix the starch and fat together, you get quite a nice hand cream, but when you add the tin you get a translucent, white cream," says Richard Evershed, analytical chemist at Bristol University, UK.

    Still the same after all these years... ;)
  2. bluesunday

    bluesunday New Member

    This is very cool ! thanks for the post !! Makes me wonder what else is out there to be found !