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Part of the Sekhemkhet treasure. Considered the oldest pieces of gold jewelry ever found in the region, they were discovered in a hidden chamber in the pyramid of the pharaoh of the same name. (B&W picture of the Full treasure in comments). Egypt, 3rd dynasty. 2648 to 2640 BC. [400×325]

Part of the Sekhemkhet treasure. Considered the oldest pieces of gold jewelry ever found in the region, they were discovered in a hidden chamber in the pyramid of the pharaoh of the same name. (B&W picture of the Full treasure in comments). Egypt, 3rd dynasty. 2648 to 2640 BC. [400×325]