Archaeologists have finally found ancient Egyptian wax head cones

The mysterious headgear appears often in art dating from around 3,550 to 2,000 years ago

ancient skeleton wearing cone-shaped cap

Excavations at the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna uncovered the skeleton of a woman in her 20s who was buried wearing a cone-shaped cap that likely held spiritual significance, researchers say.

Courtesy of the Amarna Project, Antiquity Publications Ltd.

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