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The headdress on the left is from the Ur royal cemetery. It is made of gold and lapis lazuli and would have been worn by a male. The necklace in the right is made of carnelian beads. It is also from Ur's royal cemetery and it has white etching, which was produced using a technique the Mesopotamians learned from the Indus Valley Civilization in South Asia.

In Photos: Treasures of Mesopotamia

The headdress on the left is from the Ur royal cemetery. It is made of gold and lapis lazuli and would have been worn by a male. The necklace in the right is made of carnelian beads. It is also from Ur's royal cemetery and it has white etching, which was produced using a technique the Mesopotamians learned from the Indus Valley Civilization in South Asia.

Necklace. Place of origin: Egypt, Mit-Rahineh Period: Late Period; 26th Dynasty Date: 570 - 526 B.C.

Ancient Egyptian Necklace from Memphis 570 - 526 B. String of 30 gold cowrie shell-shaped beads, one gold pomegranate shaped bead with granulation,.

Ancient Tircul "Pyu" culture stone beads. Samon Valley Myanmar, circa 500 BCE~

Pumtek Beads and rare Pyu or Tircul stone beads from Burma ~ The Pumtek Bead Shop

Extremely RARE ancient 2000 year old etched carnelian bead from the Bactrian culture found in Kushan, Afghanistan. The silk route ran through this area and it was a major trading center for more than 600 years. They are hard to find and rarely seen in major collections. The diameter is approximately 9 mm. $83. ~ TimeStreams.com

Extremely RARE ancient 2000 year old etched carnelian bead from the Bactrian culture found in Kushan, Afghanistan. The silk route ran through this area and it was a major trading center for more than 600 years. The diameter is approximately 9 mm.

AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN AND RED JASPER BEAD NECKLACE NEW KINGDOM, 18TH-20TH DYNASTY, 1550-1070 B.C.

An egyptian carnelian and red jasper bead necklace

AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN AND RED JASPER BEAD NECKLACE NEW KINGDOM, 18TH-20TH DYNASTY, 1550-1070 B.C.

Roman glass necklaces, circa 100BC-200AD. Photo courtesy The History of Beads, by Lois Sherr Dubin.

Ancient Revival Jewelry Gallery Roman glass necklaces, circa Photo courtesy The History of Beads, by Lois Sherr Dubin.

Glass debris found in a Viking Age glass-worker's shop in Ribe, Denmark.

Viking Answer Lady Webpage - Viking Beads and Necklaces. Glass debris found in a Viking Age glass-worker's shop in Ribe, Denmark.

Lapis Lazuli Collar from Death Pit

In Photos: Treasures of Mesopotamia

Lapis Lazuli Collar from Death Pit A collar consisting of gold and lapis lazuli from the great death pit at Ur. The item was worn by a woman who may have been sacrificed.

Scarab Bracelet of Wah Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12 Reign: reign of Amenemhat I, early Date: ca. 1981–1975 B.C. Geography: Country of Origin Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Wah (MMA 1107), Mummy, over crossed wrists, MMA 1920 Medium: Silver, gold, glazed steatite, linen cord

Scarab Bracelet of Wah Middle Kingdom Dynasty 12 reign of Amenemhat I, early ca…

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