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Cleopatra's Eyeliner Also Cured Eye Disease

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ancient Egyptians some 4,000 years ago produced the make-up used to darken and adorn eyes with lead and lead salts in mixtures that sometimes took a month to concoct, said Philippe Walter, who co-headed a team of scientists from the Louvre museum and the CNRS national research institute.

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