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I rarely tag any statement...
...but here I am tempted:
- The false beards worn by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt were actually the labdanum soaked hair of these goats.
Now, this assertion can be found all through the "new age aromatherapy" blogosphere and in internetland, and in mirrors of Wikipedia. But where is this mentioned in a text on ancient Egypt?--Wetman (talk) 06:24, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
Sometimes the false beards of the Egyptian Pharaohs were made of wood and sometimes they were made of gold. Many times they were made of goats hair. Sometimes these goat hair beards were held together by bees wax but most often were held together by labdanum. Labdanum was considered the food of the Egyptian god Amun. CWatchman (talk) 15:01, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
On pharaohs' beards (take 2)
@Wetman and CWatchman: I thought you'd both like to know that I dug through the sources cited to support the claim about pharaohs' beards, but found no support for it. I deleted that claim altogether as unreferenced and dubious. I did add a sentence about Osiris's beard, though! My detailed reasoning can be found in the edit summaries. Cheers, Madalibi (talk) 04:37, 25 June 2014 (UTC)