July 24, 2006

Fark linked up this sort of "article and TV preview" of a new BBC documentary detailing the unraveling of yet another mystery surrounding Tutankhamun:

In 1996 in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Italian mineralogist Vincenzo de Michele spotted an unusual yellow-green gem in the middle of one of Tutankhamun's necklaces.

The jewel was tested and found to be glass, but intriguingly it is older than the earliest Egyptian civilisation.

Hopefully Discovery Channel will get to run this one over here.

Posted by scott at July 24, 2006 09:50 AM

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