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Time Piece

A look at everyday objects from the past

LAID TO REST

All the Ancient Egyptians needed for a comfy night’s sleep...

Imagine reaching the end of a long day, climbing into bed and resting your head... not on a soft pillow, but this Ancient Egyptian headrest. While this example, from the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom in the 14th century BC, is made of wood, similarly uncomfortable-sounding stone, ivory and marble variants were also used. This one features duck heads on the legs and the face of the god Bes, protector of mothers and children. Protector of neck cramps may have been more appropriate.

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