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Pic: CatherineSouthonAuctioneers&Valuers/BNPS<br />
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A rare wooden headrest that was used by the ancient Egyptians to sleep on has sold for £6,000.<br />
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The uncomfortable-looking item dates back to the sixth dynasty of ancient Egypt between 2360-2195BC.<br />
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The curved oval-shaped 'pillow' would have supported the head of the user, allowing cooler air to circulate underneath them while they slept in warmer climates.