During Classical Antiquity, black cumin was used to make oil, medicine and perfume. So black cumin is a flower with a long classical history to place at the lararium. Not only the Romans, but also the Greeks and Egyptians widely used black cumin. A small bottle of cumin seeds has been excavated in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tut-Ench-Ammun (1350 BC). It is nowadays exhibited at the National Museum of Cairo.
This dried black cumin is delivered in branches of approx. 50 cm.