Herodotus in his ‘Histories‘ wrote: “But the [Scythian] women pour water into a mixture of cypress, cedar, and frankincense wood, which they have ground on rough stone. They apply this thick substance all over their bodies and their faces, and thus become steeped in the fragrance; and in addition, when they remove the plaster the next day, they emerge from it sparkling clean”. (4.75) According to Dr. Olena Fialko, the rough stones together with grinders were discovered in several burial mounds of the Scythian Amazons unearthed in Ukraine. Including Unique Burial of a Young Amazon.
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