Featured King Tut's Necklace featuring a mystery 'unknown stone' ?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by bosko69, Jan 22, 2023.

  1. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    While glancing at Bulldogs Post re a Monet Trifari Egyptian Choker/Choker,I saw this mentioned in an article referencing the 2008 Tut Exhibit coming to San Francisco-
    "The exhibition will also include a selection of artifacts that are new to the traveling exhibition including an elaborate pectoral necklace that features a yellow-green carved stone of unknown origin that is thought to be millions of years old."
    That one phrase seems incredibly vague-'yellow green stone of unknown origin that is thought to be millions of years old'.
    This is probably the most studied Archaeological find since the Rosetta Stone,the Tombs of Ur and Goebekli Tepe,and the 'stone's' origin,age & mineral content are still a mystery ?
    This sounds like more like a script from a Mummy Movie than 100 years of scientific-surely there's more information on the 'mystery stone'.
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Do you know which necklace it was?
    I wonder if the stone was amber. The Egyptians used Baltic amber, which came to Egypt through the Amber Road, a north-south trade route across Europe to the Mediterranean.
     
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  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Sorry AJ- Haven't researched it yet.Mostly surprised by the most unscientific description of the artifact.
     
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  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ah that's Libyan glass, a tektite. I have a Libyan glass pendant, it is not that rare but very nice.
    Tektites are most likely formed by meteorite impact in sand. They are found worldwide and usually named after the location they are found in, Moldavite, Javaite, Darwinite, etc.
     
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  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Charlie & AJ,here's the quote from Forbes-''Libyan Desert Silica Glass, as the material is nowadays called.It consists of almost pure silicon-dioxide, like quartz, but its crystal structure is different. It also contains traces of unusual elements, like iron, nickel, chromium, cobalt and iridium. It is among the rarest minerals on Earth".
    So it's a Tektite,a byproduct of a meteorite impact in the Libyan Desert.
     
  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    OOOOH, ANOTHER GORGEOUS piece!!!! HOW am I to get any work done????? SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!:happy::happy:
     
  8. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    ...and ungodly exotic-yow ! wish my family would have squirreled away a few things like this- bronze-age 'bosko' dropped the ball. Too obsessed with trivialities like Shelter & Food.
     
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  9. elarnia

    elarnia SIWL

    Now, now ... everyone knows that the green-yellow stone found in the desert formed when ancient aliens used the area as a landing zone, or when one of their ships blew up, or when one of them had the extra extra hot sauce and spewed fire all over the desert. :vulcan::blackalien::borg::greyalien::droid::eek::playful:
     
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Or the Aliens got cheesed off when they stepped in dog poop one time too many and ZAP?
     
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  11. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    Cool articles! Thanks!
    Leslie
     
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  12. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    :hilarious::hilarious:
     
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  13. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Well it is glass, so...(LOL)
     
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