Friday, May 31, 2013

Jewelry and Archaeology and... Meteors?

Every once and awhile, my far-flung interests connect in interesting ways.

Like, yesterday, for instance.  I found a news story that connected my love for archaeology (in this case, Egyptology), astronomy, and jewelry.

Apparently, studies have shown that the ancient Egyptians created jewelry from meteorites.

A Leonid meteor, seen in the 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower
Photo from Wikipedia

How cool is that?!  Honestly.

And not just the fact that they used meteorites in their jewelry, but we now have the technology to actually test that.

We live in such a richly fascinating world.


And, speaking of ancient cultures and jewelry, the History Blog Hop reveal is tomorrow!  Stop by to see what I created, using ancient Mesopotamia as inspiration!  :D

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