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  • Object of the Week 372: 3 Meteorite Beads

    By Graham Isted, on 4 January 2019

    Hello and welcome to the next installment of Object of the Week: Petrie Museum Edition. I am delighted to say that my first UCL Culture blog post will also be the first of 2019. I have chosen a set of 3 objects which are truly out of this world. Something ‘extra-terrestrial’!

    The contemplation of space and the cosmos would not have been an ‘alien concept’ by Ancient Egyptians who painted, carved and wrote about the sun, moon, stars and planets. They even went so far as to work with material which had travelled through space. This isn’t science fiction, this is science fact.

    I would like to introduce you to three Meteorite Beads (UC10738, UC10739 and UC10740).

    Fig.1 Meteorite bead UC10738.

     

     

    Fig.2 Meteorite bead UC10739.

    Fig. 3 Meteorite bead UC10740.

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