Tears Cried By Roman Mothers

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This interesting bottle here is a Roman tear bottle.

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.

They were used at other times in history as well for example during the American Civil War, for exactly the same reason.

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