posted on Aug, 23 2013 @ 05:36 AM
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
Not quite sure what to take away from this article. On one hand, we can almost envision the ancient Egyptians running around with copper chisels and
picks mining meteoric iron. However, to me this would put forth aspects of the Egyptian lifestyle that we are not aware of. We kinda see AE's 5000
years ago as being these dumb savage brutes, compared to today's civilized society, when in actuality they were very intellectually sophisticated
people to make jewelry from ore found in a meteorite.
(visit the link for the full news article)
I tend to gloss over Natural News articles if even look at them at all. Sometimes when they list the actual sources they aren't too bad.
In any case, your little thing here: "We kinda see AE's 5000 years ago as being these dumb savage brutes, compared to today's civilized society, when
in actuality they were very intellectually sophisticated people to make jewelry from ore found in a meteorite."
I see people back in ancient Egyptian times really no different than today in the here and now. The only difference is the technology surrounding
everyone. Hygiene and comforts are different of course.. but if you want the most accurate comparison you have to look at the richest back then.
Heated baths, running water, entertainment at the snap of the finger... all these things, the richest in the past had at beckon call. They had nearly
everything we do besides fast travel and instant communication. But really it is much closer than we'd like to believe.
The problem is that people want to believe we have advanced so much, that we are civilized, that we have evolved... but all we've done is got some
shiny objects to make ourselves feel more special than we used to.
Politics, love, friendships, fighting, etc, etc. All remain the same.
As far as the article itself, the physorg original is much less out of this world:
Carefully hammered into thin sheets before being rolled into tubes, the nine beads – which are over 5000 years-old - were originally strung into
a necklace together with other exotic minerals such as gold and gemstones, revealing the high value of this exotic material in ancient times. The
study is published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Professor Thilo Rehren (UCL Archaeology, Qatar), lead author of the paper, said: "The shape of the beads was obtained by smithing and rolling, most
likely involving multiple cycles of hammering, and not by the traditional stone-working techniques such as carving or drilling which were used for the
other beads found in the same tomb."
Read more at: phys.org...
edit on 23-8-2013 by boncho because: (no reason