Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Egyptian-Scandinavian Connection

From Haaretz:
Stunning glass beads found in Danish Bronze Age burials dating to 3400 years ago turn out to have come from ancient Egypt – in fact, from the workshop that made the blue beads buried with the famous boy-king Tutankhamun. The discovery proves that there were established trade routes between the far north and Levant as early as the 13th century BCE. Twenty-three of the glass beads found in Danish Bronze Age burials by the team of Danish and French archaeologists were blue, a rare color in ancient times. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

Their is a field in the small town where I live in Maryland, USA where Murano glass beads from Italy were found from the Dutch trading with American Indians in the 1700's. It's a small world after all.