Ancient Egyptians made jewellery from meteorites

JesseCleary

JesseCleary

2015-07-06 12:21:51

Ancient Egyptians made jewellery from meteorites according to the Telegraph today. "Ancient Egyptian jewellery once thought to be made from iron ore was actually hammered into shape from fragments of meteorites, according to a new study." Not so surprising really if you think about it.
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JesseCleary

Tin Man

2015-07-06 12:21:51

Unsurprising really. Meteoric metal was used to fashion many prehistoric legendary swords too. The ancients definitely new it was stronger than terrestrial iron, even if they did not understand the reason was the extra heat generated by entry into Earth's atmosphere was the root cause.




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