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The grandeur of ancient Egypt is evident in their jewellery. Egypt had the resources. There was gold, emeralds, turquoise, cornelian and faience. They also had the craftsmen who could produce exquisite work during this time...

The oldest emerald mines are located in the Wadi Valley of Sikait which is about halfway between Luxor on the Nile River and Roman-era port city of Berenike on the Red Sea. It’s a barren, no man's land of dry, rocky mountains. Hidden deep in the mounds lies treasures of gold, silver, amethyst and, you guessed it, emeralds. ...