One of the most beautiful statues of Ramses II is this one, carved from black granite, in the Museo Egizio – the Egyptian Museum of Turin. Here Ramses wears the so-called Blue Crown, the Khepresh, which first appeared early in Egypt’s 18th Dynasty. The Khepresh is sometimes called the ‘War Crown’ as kings are often depicted wearing it as they rush
The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Legends of tear bottles or lachrymatories abound in stories of Egypt and middle eastern societies. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Roman times, when mourners filled small glass vials with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of love and respect.