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The Egyptians & Mesopotamians & Filigree

Filigree's intricate lace-like trellises are entwined in mystery. For eons it was believed that Filigree had its roots planted in the classical Greek period 400 years before the birth of Christ. However, in the 1920s archeologists lifted   the lid on two of the most significant finds this century, revealing that Filigree was in fact more than
  5000 years old.
The first discovery was of a Filigree knife sheath dating from 2600 B.C., found in the royal tomb of the Mesopotamian Queen Pu-Abi. The second was the discovery of several gold and Silver rings with exquisitely formed Filigree shanks dating from 1350 B.C., found in the
  legendary tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tut-ankh-amun.
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