Old Age in manuscripts for good health
Three Ancient Egyptian manuscripts on papyrus preserve a small number of prescriptions to halt or reverse the effects of ageing, among other cosmetic treatments:
The cosmetic prescriptions are grouped together in the original manuscripts. In the standard Egyptological translation for manuscripts for good health, the groups have been amalgamated by subject matter as follows:
The headings to these prescriptions include ambitious claims, such as 'Start of the book for making an old man into a young man' (Smith column 21, line 9).
Groupings given above, and German translation: von Deines, Grapow/Westendorf1958, chapter XI)
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