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Jewelry In The Making: The Carnelian Stone, Part II

Beads From The Royal Tombs At Ur      Some of the most remarkable beads in the ancient world have been found in a graveyard – the tomb of Queen Pu-abi – in the Sumerian city of Ur. Several graves were mass burials that included one noble person and a group of people within them. […]

Jewelry In The Making: The Carnelian Stone, Part I

     In the Mediterranean and Near East, Carnelian was a common stone in ancient times. Between 4000 and 3000 B.C., Egypt had natural resources available for beading whereas Mesopotamia did not have such materials available. While Carnelian and Agate came from India and Afghanistan, Lapis Lazuli came from Afghanistan, and gold likely came from […]

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