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14:00 - 17:00 27 September 2014
Space beads from Ancient Egypt: making objects from meteorites
Royal Observatory Greenwich |
Royal Greenwich Park
London | SE10 9NF | United Kingdom
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A joint event between the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL and the Royal Observatory Greenwich (Royal Museums Greenwich) on beads - over 5,000 years old - hammered out of pieces of meteorites in Egypt.
In a discussion, chaired by Marek Kukula (Public Astronomer, ROG), Alice Stevenson (Curator of the Petrie Museum) will set out the ancient social context for these rare objects; Diane Johnson (Open University) will illustrate how these ancient beads were made and artist Matthew Luck Gulpin will show how he works with meteoritic material today. The discussion will be a followed by a closer look at meteorites in the collection of the Royal Observatory.
Debbie Challis / Helen Pike
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