Beads Found in 3,400-year-old Nordic Graves Were Made by King Tut's Glassmaker

Cobalt glass beads found in Scandinavian Bronze Age tombs reveal trade connections between Egyptians and Mesopotamia 3,400 years ago — and similar religious rituals.

Philippe Bohstrom
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An elaborate glass bead with amber embedding found in a 3400-year old Danish grave turns out to have come from ancient Egypt.
An elaborate glass bead with amber embedding found in a 3400-year old Danish grave turns out to have come from ancient Egypt. Credit: Roberto Fortuna and Kira Ursem

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