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The pharaoh wore several different headdresses, such as:

White Crown
White crown

The White Crown symbolised the pharaoh's control over Upper Egypt,and was worn on occasions involving Upper Egypt only.

Red Crown
Red crown

The Red Crown symbolised the pharaoh's control over Lower Egypt, and was worn on occasions involving Lower Egypt only.

Double Crown
Double crown

The Double Crown was a combination of the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the White Crown of Upper Egypt. It symbolised the joining of the two lands, and the pharaoh's control over the two lands.

Blue Crown
Blue crown

The Blue Crown (the Khepresh) was a blue cloth or leather headdress decorated with bronze or gold discs. The Blue Crown was worn in battles, as well as on ceremonial occasions.

Atef crown
Atef crown

The Atef Crown was a white headdress decorated with ostrich feathers. It was worn during some religious rituals.

Nemes headdress
Nemes Headdress

The Nemes Headdress was a blue and gold striped head cloth.

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