Ancient Egyptians were already familiar
with meteors and silica glass. They had
been collecting them from Western Desert
since the dawn of history as holy stones.
Geologist Ali Barakat of the Egyptian
museum together with an Italian researcher
found that Pharaohs used the iron taken
from meteors to make jewellery. In fact,
necklaces were made for Pharaohs and kings
out of the natural silica glass collected
from the North Gulf.
Tut Ankh Amon necklace in Egyptian museum
includes parts of silica glass that resulted
from the crash of meteor in the Western
Desert sands and not from agate.