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Does a stone of King Tut's predate Egypt?

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posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 10:38 AM
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"The jewel was tested and found to be glass, but intriguingly it is older than the earliest Egyptian civilisation"

So it predates egypt?????

This can go in my file as another possible pice of evidence that there was a highly developed civilation predating egypt.

news.bbc.co.uk...

With all in Lebanon/Israel/NK.... thought this was a lighter conspericy to view




posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 10:47 AM
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Of course it predate's the Egyptian civilization, the story and explanation were on the same website that you had poste'd......
Nature made the Glass,
Man carved it when he found it!!!



A giant crater made by a meteorite impact millions of years ago has been discovered in Egypt's western desert.


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news.bbc.co.uk...

here'sa bigger picture of the Lebanon Desert Glass:




posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 04:26 PM
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What they're saying is that the glass wasn't made in the workshops of Egypt as originally assumed, but is glass possibly from the desert, caused by a meteor impact millions of years ago. Natural glass can be found in a lot of places (obsidian, the volcanic glass, is very common) and it's an interesting but not unusual natural gemstone.

Most jewelry that used glass uses glass that's created at the time the items are made. Egypt was noted for its beautiful glasswork.

Thanks for the picture, Allred. That's lovely!

[edit on 20-7-2006 by Byrd]



posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 06:27 PM
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I can see that. That meteor probably hit thousands of years before Tut, if not longer. The just happened to stumble upon it out in the desert and decided to use it there. What I find interesting is the color of the glass. I have seen the glass from Kuwaits oil fires, that glass is a blueish color, I just wonder what gave the glass here it's yellow greenish tinge. You think it could have been minerals in the meteorite it's self?

Edit: 20-7-06; Damn, I gotta learn how to type LMAO

[edit on 20-7-2006 by Skullcrusher]



posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 07:38 PM
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Here is a good discription of how it got it's color and the origin's from the first time it was discovered by man, Approximately 10K years ago.


According to today's scientific knowledge this in a pale yellow to green shining impact glass emerged from a collision of a meteorite with earth about 28,5 Mio years ago. In the glowing heat sand melted, splashed up in the air and spread over a 4000 square kilometers sized area in West Egypt. Like with sand, the essential constituent is silicium dioxide, a possible hint of iridium is a indicator for the extraterrestrial origin.
Already in palaeolithicum, about 10000 years ago, men discovered this glass. It was used as a substitute for flintstone, one can find artefacts formed as sharp blades and graters.
The old Egyptians found a less pragmatic application for this special stone. Even in those times it was considered to be precious and so it become part of religious objects like Tutenkhamon's amulet, there as a carved scarab.
Nowdays the Libyan Desert Glass is not only attractive for collectors, esoterism attributes energies for a long and prosperous life to the seldom "rock of the god".
Today the way to the find area near the Egyptian-Libyan border leads hundreds of kilometers through arid, desert scaped regions and restricted area.
But now come on! Take a closer look at the stones!
Dr. Petr Zajicek, director TOPGEO GmbH


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www.libyan-desert-glass.net...

They say it is the ourest silica glass ever found, and there are even expedition's for individuals to go hunt the rare glass through tour agencies of Egypt and Libya. It is not a cheap glass, but very desirable for the rest of the buying and gem entusiastic communities.Here is another website that will be a little more descriptive for a more scientific explanation.


LDG is the purest natural silica glass ever found. Over a thousand tons of it are strewn across hundreds of kilometers of bleak desert. Some of the chunks weigh 26 kilograms, but most LDG exists in smaller, angular pieces looking like shards left when a giant green bottle was smashed by colossal forces


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www.science-frontiers.com...







Libyan Desert Glass was formed when a meteorite impacted this corner of the Sahara a long time ago. The shock and the heat from the impact turned the sand into lumps of glass. The meteorite has never been found, and might still be hiding under the sand, but the dark streaks found in some pieces of glass might be dust from the meteorite.
A thorny-looking little piece, nearly shredded by eons of sand storms. With one large hole right through it. Greenish-yellow.
About 5cm long, 4cm at the widest.


source:

www.impactika.com...





[edit on 20-7-2006 by Allred5923]



posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 07:50 PM
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Thanx All, I wondered about that.



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