is composed of aromatic plant materials, often combined with essential oils. The forms taken by incense have changed with advances in technology,
differences in the underlying culture, and diversity in the reasons for
The use of incense
dates back to biblical times and may have originated in Egypt, where the gums and resins of aromatic trees were imported from the Arabian and Somali coasts to be used in religious ceremonies. Incense were also used by the Pharaohs,
not only to counteract unpleasant odors, but also to drive away demons
and gratify the presence of the gods, as they believed.
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