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Pharaohs and Meteors

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.




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