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Cool cones
Cool cones

Paintings of ancient Egyptian banquets show the guests with rounded cones on their heads. It is believed that these were cones of perfumed fat that gradually melted during the course of the meal, keeping the guests cool and also ensuring that they smelled sweet. However, some experts believe that the cones were drawn by artists to indicate that the person was wearing a scented wig.

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