An example of a Mesopotamian civilization beard style

    The Mesopotamian civilizations (Chaldean, Babylonian, Assyrian, Median and ancient Persian) devoted great care to oiling and dressing their beards, using tongs or curling irons to create elaborate ringlets and frizzles, in a tiered effect

    Mesopotamian beard style.
  • Assyrians resorted to a black dye for eyebrows, hair, and beard; while the Persians used henna which produced an orange-red color, a style that existed from 1900 B.C.
  • Gold dust, gold thread, and scented yellow starch were sometimes used in the hair and the beard for festive occasions.
  • In ancient India and Turkey, the beard was allowed to grow long, a symbol of dignity and of wisdom.
  • To cut the beard was infamy among the Turks; slaves were shaved as a mark of servility.

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