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Oldest Pearl in Human History Found in UAE From a Grave
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 28, 2012

Posted on 06/28/2012 4:30:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Researchers have discovered the world’s oldest natural pearl in Umm Al Quwain, UAE, which is believed to be originated between 5547 and 5235 BC, Discovery News said in a report.

The report said that the pearl was discovered not from the sea but grave. Researchers said that findings at local necropolis revealed that pearls were often placed on the deceased's face, often above the upper lip.

The research was carried out by French researchers. The discovery suggests that pearl oyster fishing first started in Gulf Arab peninsula not in Japan - as previously believed by researchers.

In 5,000 BC, half-drilled pearls were associated with men and full-drilled with women, research showed. Pearls still hold an important place in Arab world. Even today they remain central, identifying “element”, the researchers said in the note.

According to Discovery News, the pearl is 0.07 inches in diameter and is fully intact.


TOPICS: History; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; pearl; uae

1 posted on 06/28/2012 4:30:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That’s not a pearl ,,, it’s a kidney stone passed by Goliath just before David wacked him .


2 posted on 06/28/2012 4:35:21 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


3 posted on 06/28/2012 4:40:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; bigheadfred; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks nickcarraway.

Loved the double entendres in the article. :')

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


4 posted on 06/28/2012 6:47:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nickcarraway

Beautiful.


5 posted on 06/28/2012 6:51:24 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: nickcarraway; SunkenCiv

If the pearl was placed on the upper lip what was the origin of the tradition? Crossing the river Styx and paying the ferryman?


6 posted on 06/29/2012 1:00:43 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Lionheartusa1

at 2mm, that would actually be a pretty small kideny stone. I have had them up to 9mm.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 6:49:28 AM PDT by tarawa
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s a teeny pearl, a seed pearl, just 4mm in the long dimension, or ~ .16”, less than 1/6”.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: tarawa

,,,,, are you sure it’s not 2 megameters ,,,,, LOL!!!


9 posted on 06/29/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: TheOldLady

I think there was a recent story about a fossilized pearl, perhaps in Arabia, much bigger than this one.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 1010RD

Same reason people get piercings today — IOW, no reason at all. ;’)


11 posted on 06/29/2012 4:07:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

What is a fossilized pearl? I mean, how does it become fossilized? If it no longer consists of pearl, what does it become? Is it the same mechanism that forms other fossils, erosion displacement?

I’m serious, Mr. Civilizations. I’ve never heard of that happening to pearls.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 11:32:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Yup, same process.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 12:38:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nickcarraway; All

Thanks, that’s very interesting. It actually would be very tiny going by actual pearl sizes. No chart I found showed below a 6mm size.

http://www.thepearlmarket.co.uk/pearl-sizes.htm


14 posted on 06/30/2012 3:28:39 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you, darlin’. You’re the best.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 6:24:38 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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