This 1700-year-old funerary wreath was found in a tomb of the Roman period in a pyramid at Hawara, about 100km south of Cairo, Egypt. It has survived due to the dry climate. The “everlasting flower” is bushy and compact, with tiny bright yellow flowers, and has been used medicinally throughout the Mediterranean particularly in the Iberian peninsula. The wreath is on display at the British Museum. Image: © Trustees of the British Museum