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Bulletin Board "Petra's Great Temple"
Summer 2000

Re: Object of Mystery

Posted by Elizabeth Himelfarb, Archaeology Magazine on August 07, 2000 at 09:41:33:

In Reply to: Object of Mystery posted by Josh on July 17, 2000 at 17:51:02:

I love the idea that this was a kohl applicator, but I'm not so convinced about the damsel you envision. Two Bedouin men digging with us in Petra wear kohl themselves. One day, after learning of my interest in local plants, they brought me some kohl they had made and applied it to my eyes with a matchstick.

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