Gemstones of Ancient Egypt

National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. has a newly opened Queens of Egypt Tour. Of course, there was also a jewelry component to the show. Ancient Egyptians took their adornments seriously—chiefly as protective talismans and displays of social status. And the seven ancient queens profiled in the exhibit (including Nefertiti, Nefertari, Hatshepsut, and Cleopatra) ruled Egypt…

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