“Talk about heaven sent—a 5,000-year-old iron bead found in a grave in Gerzeh, about 43 miles south of Cairo, Egypt, has been analyzed and found to be made from a meteorite.
According to the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, the bead represents the earliest known use of iron in Egypt.
The Gerzeh bead was examined with optical imaging, as well as with an electron scanning microscope and a CT scanner. The nickel-rich areas in the virtual model (bottom, left) are colored blue and indicative of its meteoritic origin” – via National Geographic.
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The religious significance of the use of meteoric iron is fascinating!