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AnonymApr 17, 2013

How did ancient Egyptians used to clean their hands?

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    Apr 18, 2013

    The Egyptians had wash basins and may have filled them with a natron and salt solution {natron, swabu (derived from (s)wab meaning to clean), a paste containing ash or clay, from jugs with spouts and used sand as a scouring agent. They washed after rising and both before and after the main meals, but one may assume that their ablutions were mostly perfunctory. As mouth wash they used another solution called bed (transliteration: bd, natron).

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    Apr 18, 2013

    The ancient Egyptians used to clean their hands with the help of natron, swabu (which is a paste containing ash or clay). They used to had wash basins too which must be filled with a natron and salt solution.

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