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Health and wellbeing in the ancient world
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2.2 Making collyria

Collyria are very common in the ancient world. They were coloured ointments, often green, used to treat the eyes, and stamped with the mark of their maker.

In Video 4, Laurence Totelin shows how one of these ointments – white collyrium – was made and used.

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Video 4 Making collyria
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