An ancient Egyptian iron jewelry found in 5000 years old tomb. Jewelry history news.
The Egyptian tube jewelry found at burial site represent the first known examples of iron use in ancient Egypt, thousands of years before Egypt’s Iron Age. And their cosmic origins were suspected from the start.
Scientists from the University of Manchester recently analyzed one of the beads with an electron microscope and an X-ray CT scanner. They say the nickel-rich chemical composition of the bead’s original metal confirms its meteorite origins.