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Ancient Egyptian Gold

Courtesy of Initiatives in Art and Culture

Blockbuster exhibitions and sumptuous coffee-table books have long revealed our admiration for ancient Egyptian jewelry. The magnificent gold and gem-encrusted objects tick all the boxes: they are treasures from tombs of the pharaohs, epitomes of myth and ancient religion, and, however meticulously excavated, often redolent of the exciting but archaeologically unsound world of Indiana Jones.



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