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1,000-year-old makeup kit found in Japanese tomb

A makeup kit containing a pair of scissors, tweezers, a pot and a mirror has been discovered in a tomb in Nishiwaki, Japan. "It's very, very rare to discover ancient makeup implements," Shiro Yamashita, the museum's head of public relations said Thursday by phone. The discovery is particularly precious because "few (historical)

2,000-year-old cosmetics

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a 2,000-year-old lotion belonging to an Etruscan woman. "This is almost unique in archaeology. Even though more than 2,000 years have passed, the oxidation of the organic material has not yet been completed. This is most likely due to the sealing of the alabaster unguentarium by