Monday, June 3, 2013

Ancient Egyptians Made Meteorite Jewelry

Ancient Egyptians made beads from meteorites according to a research report in the May 2013 issue of  the scientific journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

Here is the scientific citation for the discovery:
 Johnson, D., Tyldesley, J., Lowe, T., Withers, P. J. and Grady, M. M. (2013), Analysis of a prehistoric Egyptian iron bead with implications for the use and perception of meteorite iron in ancient Egypt. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. doi: 10.1111/maps.12120

For more information and images of the ancient  Egyptian meteorite beads, here is the link to the research report on  Egyptian meteorite beads

Meteorite jewelry is still wildly popular today-4, 000 years later and is highly collectible. There's a large selection of rings and pendants made from meteorites for sale at online stores.

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