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Ancient Egyptians made
jewellery from meteorites

Telegraph [UK], by Nick Collins

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Posted By:mitzi, 8/20/2013 3:31:17 PM

The space rocks, kept at the UCL Petrie museum, were beaten into flat sheets and rolled into nine tubes, before being strung together as a necklace alongside gold and gemstones, researchers found. They were produced more than 5,000 years ago, 2,000 years before the emergence of iron smelting, suggesting that the metalworking techniques which went on to define the iron age had their origins as early as the fourth millennium BC. Prof Thilo Rehren, an archaeologist from University College London, lead author of the study in the Journal of Archaeological Science, explained: “The shape of the beads was obtained by

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Something Egyptian that´s not all blood and destruction ... for a change of pace. I often visit the Museum of Natural History in NYC and I´m in awe of the objects created by the ancient peoples.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/20/2013 3:43:45 PM     (No. 9482960)

Egads! Kryptonite!

Talking about your Pyramid Power!
It was even used for domestic cooking...

"Wok like an Egyptian... "

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wws, 8/20/2013 4:12:04 PM     (No. 9483008)

If you lived in ancient times, and you saw this big glowing hunk of metal fall out of the sky, you would have no doubt whatsoever that it was a Gift of the Gods. You´d have to be pretty high status to have any jewelry made out of the stuff, since the Gods themselves gave it to them!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/20/2013 4:23:32 PM     (No. 9483022)

The Egyptians did another amazing thing ~ they actually recovered what is called gold flour. This is made up of microscopic nano-particles of gold. The thought is it arrived in a loose comet made up of sand and gravel that just blew up and scattered everywhere.

If you were to see a large plot of ground where this had happened you could see the sheen of gold but not the particles.

Still, if you´d developed gold retrievel technology to the level of using greasy animal furs to extract more visible flakes (a much more common event) and you knew the gold was there you could probably get it all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/20/2013 5:18:05 PM     (No. 9483091)

Young Collins has apparently picked up on stories what were in circulation (and posted here about this subject.

Here´s one from Fox News posted on June 1:

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=738232

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Reply 5 - Posted by: woodsman, 8/21/2013 1:24:23 AM     (No. 9483564)

getting...weaker....must...be...kryptonite

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