Discover Egypt I
Being a barber in ancient Egypt was a respected profession. Primarily because
personal appearance was very important to the Egyptians and indicated a person's
status or role in society.
Egyptians loved to wash and scent their hair. Wigs were very common and worn
by woman, men and children. They came in many complex and diverse styles.
Find out more about the ancient Barber represented in the exhibit,
Meryma'at, the Barber of the Temple of Amun.
Help out the ancient Barber by giving this family new hairstyles. Using your
mouse, you can take off their old wigs and chose different ones for a whole
new look! Have fun!