History of the beard

Growing a beard has been a sign of manliness since the dawn of time. Scientists believe prehistoric men sported beards for purposes of warmth, intimidation, and protection. Men of splendor and high ranking have sported beautiful locks on their face to show their majesty. In Ancient Egypt, the highest of rank would grow hair on their chin and interweave it with gold. Mesopotamian civilizations devoted great care to oiling and maintaining their beards, often using tools to decorate and texture the beard. In ancient India, they considered a long beard as a symbol of dignity and of wisdom. The Eastern Indian nations treated their beards with great care and reverence, and members of society were to have the beard of the wrongdoers publicly cut off. The Ancient Greeks regarded the beard as a sign of virility. As you can see, beards have been of great significance in the greatest eras and well known ancient societies - so by growing yours, you have immediately made yourself a part of great history.

Since the beginning of time, growing a beard has symbolized manliness, dominance and maturity. It is believed that prehistoric men sported beards for purposes of warmth, intimidation, and protection. Beards were a sign of honor in ancient civilizations and were only cut as a form of punishment. Men of splendor and high ranking would grow their beards to show their majesty, including those in ancient Egypt, the Mesopotamian civilizations, ancient India, and ancient Greece. During the middle ages, touching another man’s beard was considered extremely offensive and often sparked a duel. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, we have seen many “trends” come and go, but one thing has never left us - the glory of the timeless beard.

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