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lybian desert glass artefacts

Lybian desert glass, 29 million years ago was probably formed when an asteroid or comet hit the surface of the earth like a huge atomic bomb

Lybian Desert glass is found between the towering dunes of the Eastern Great Sand Sea of Egypt where bedrock is exposed. Libyan Desert glassis the remaining evidence of a tremendous asteroid or comet impact with Earth.

According to today's scientific knowledge this in a pale yellow to green shining impact glass emerged from a collision of a meteorite with earth about 28,5 Mio years ago. In the glowing heat sand melted, splashed up in the air and spread over a 4000 square kilometers sized area in West Egypt. Like with sand, the essential constituent is silicium dioxide, a possible hint of iridium is a indicator for the extraterrestrial origin.


During the neolithic time, about 10000 years ago, men discovered this glass. It was used as a substitute for flintstone, one can find artefacts formed as sharp blades and graters.
The old Egyptians found a less pragmatic application for this special stone. Even in those times it was considered to be precious and so it become part of religious objects like Tutenkhamon's amulet, there as a carved scarab.

Lybian Glass is a natural glass composed of 98 % pure silica. Chemical analyses have shown that the glass is locally enriched in meteoritic elements.

Specimen yellow/green much nicer than the picture shows !!!

Lybian-Artefact 01

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

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Lybian-Artefact 02

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

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Lybian-Artefact 03

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass, blade

$ 40

 

Lybian-Artefact 04

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

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Lybian-Artefact 05

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass, microlith

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Lybian-Artefact 06

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass, blade

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Lybian-Artefact 07

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

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Lybian-Artefact 08

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

40 $

 

Lybian-Artefact 09

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass, blade

$ 40

 

Lybian-Artefact 10

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass, blade

50 $

 

Lybian-Artefact 11

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass, thin blade

$ 40

 

Lybian-Artefact 12

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

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Lybian-Artefact 13

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

$ 40

 

Lybian-Artefact 14

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

50 $

 

Lybian-Artefact 15

Neolithic tool made of Libyan Desert glass

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