Three glass jugs probably from Syria-Palestine CE 200-400, now at Los Angeles County Museum
Three examples of 'Desert Impact Glass' originally found in the Egyptian deserts, now at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.
This 'Desert Impact Glass' was found and formed by the ancient Egyptians into a necklace for King Tut. At first
scholars were puzzled by the nature of the "yellow-green glass -- carved into the shape of a scarab beetle", until
they realized in 1999 that it had been created by the heat and impact of a meteorite upon the Egyptian desert sands.|
(Note of January 2009)
I found a BBC article about Desert Impact Glass.
Three Faience Djed-Pillars from Egypt, ca. 664-305 B.C.E., now at the Brooklyn Museum
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©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2008
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