Candles, A Remarkable, Yet Simple Creation

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Candles are a remarkable, yet simple creation. Understanding the origin of candles, types of candles, benefits, uses, and how they work is most often ignored. Fragrant smells and vibrant colors can occasionally overpower their overall importance. The history of candles may be unknown in some instances, but studies have found evidence relating back to the Ancient Egyptians before 3,000 B.C. It has also been found that the Ancient Romans developed the wicked candle later after 3,000 B.C. (Communications, 2015) For hundreds of centuries, the creation of the candle has remained popular for its uses throughout the world. Although candles continue to have admirable qualities throughout their existence, explanation of candles often goes unnoticed and overlooked. Candle waxes have a complex history along with several uses and benefits suitable for use in situations, such as when the power goes out or to ward off bugs.
Origin
The history of candles may be unknown in some instances, but studies have found evidence relating back to the Ancient Egyptians. The Ancient Egyptians used torches or other known as rushlights. The cores of the reeds of torches, were soaked in melted animal fat and lit with a fire source. Although unlike a true candle, the torches or rushlights did not have a wick. Later after 3,000 B.C., the Ancient Romans developed the wicked candle. Rolled papyrus was dipped in melted animal fat (also known as tallow) or beeswax then lit with fire. The light from the flame
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