Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Ancient Beaders















Wow! What a find. I spotted this in my local heritage magazine. It is a rare ancient amber spacer necklace dating from the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000 BC) and was found just outside my home town in an archaelogical dig. The necklace was apparently in a fragile state and is currently being restored. The incomplete necklace consists of over eighty different shaped beads and when restored will be re strung and put on public display. The pieces of amber date back 20 to 50 million years ago. I couldn't help thinking that this necklace would not look out of place today on my website. Our ancestors must also have been mad about jewellery like us!

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