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Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind's Origins (Full Documentary)

Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind's Origins (Full Documentary)

Smelted In Space? Ancient Iron Beads Linked To Meteorite : The Two-Way hide captionThe metal in an Egyptian iron bead dating from around 3,300 BC has been found to have originated from space, according to analysis. Here, the bead is seen in (clockwise from top left) a photograph, a CT cross-section view, a model of nickel oxides, and a model in which blue areas represent the rich presence of nickel inside the bead. The Open University/University of Manchester The metal in an Egyptian iron bead dating from around 3,300 BC has been found to have originated from space, according to analysis. Since it was found in 1911, an Egyptian iron bead has sparked wonder and debate over how it was produced — made around 3,300 BC, it predates the region's first known iron smelting by thousands of years. "Tube-shaped beads excavated from grave pits at the prehistoric Gerzeh cemetery, approximately 3300 BCE, represent the earliest known use of iron in Egypt," the scientists write in the May 20 issue of Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

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