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Presented By: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

MAS Lecture | In Search of Ancient Egyptian Gemstones

Dr. James Harrell, Professor Emeritus, University of Toledo

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The Michigan Archaeological Society invites you to a free lecture at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.

This presentation is in two parts. The first provides an overview of the gemstones employed in ancient Egypt, including their varieties as well as their uses in jewelry and other decorative arts. The second part focuses on the speaker’s geo-archaeological survey of ancient gemstone mines in Egypt: those for amazonite at Gebel Migif and Gebel Hafafit, amethyst at Abu Diyeiba and Wadi el-Hudi, carnelian and other chalcedonies at Stela Ridge northwest of Abu Simbel, emerald in the Gebel Zabara-Wadi Sikait district, fluorite at Gebel el-Ineigi, and peridot on Zabargad Island in the Red Sea.

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