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Submission + - Ancient Egyptians Made Iron Jewelry From Pieces of Meteorite, Archaeologists Say (ecouterre.com)

fangmcgee writes: Researchers at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College London have found that a collection of ancient jewelry is out of this world. The 5,000-year-old Egyptian beads, previously thought to be made from iron from Earth have been found to be made from hammered pieces of meteorite. Strung together with gold, gemstones, and other minerals, the beads pre-date iron smelting, showcasing the metalworking mastery of fourth millennium B.C. Egyptians.
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Ancient Egyptians Made Iron Jewelry From Pieces of Meteorite, Archaeologists Say

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