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the Emerald Tablet of Thoth (Original Version)

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Veronica Poe
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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2008, 09:09:00 pm »

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   posted 11-04-2004 04:48 AM                       
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I hate it when people think they know everything. Peter, I'm pretty sure the three ENCYCLOPEDIAS wouldn't lie, so here is your PROOF of emerald production in Ancient Egypt as far back as 2000 BC. Take this to the Critical thinking bank and ponder it! Seems like we're not the only ones who really need to use it.
1.In ancient Egypt, emeralds were mined close to the Red Sea. This tranquil green gem was highly prized by the wealthy and the priest craft. The high cost made it far beyond the average Egyptian's pocketbook.
It's said that Isis wore a green emerald—all who looked upon it were guaranteed a safe trip through the land of the dead.

2. The green form of beryl, emerald, is a precious stone, and has been valuable for a long time. .They were mined and worked in Upper Egypt for the second millennium BC until until 1370. Both India and Europe got all their emeralds from Egypt in ancient times.

3. ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA--The ancients appear to have obtained emeralds from Upper Egypt, where it is said to have been worked as early as 2000 BC.

4.Emeralds--in fact--date back to ancient Egypt and Pharaonic times. Indian sources of emeralds were--as were the Egyptian sources--of poor quality.

5. THE COLOMBIA ENCYCLOPEDIA-the green variety of beryl, of which aquamarine is the blue variety. Chemically, it is a beryllium-aluminum silicate whose color is due to small quantities of chromium compounds. The emerald was highly esteemed in antiquity; the stones were used for ornaments in early Egypt where some of the first emeralds were mined.
The first to mine emeralds, interesting.

6. Emeralds are the premier gems in the beryl family. For more than 4,000 years, emeralds have been among the most valuable of all jewels. In one of the rare cases where lore and fact coincide, emerald history really does begin in Egypt, where there actually was a "Cleopatra's Mine." Mining in the desert south of Cairo near the Aswan Dam began before 2000 B.C. and continued until about 1200 A.D. Although emeralds were extracted for 2000 years before Cleopatra was born, her use and love of gems led to her name being attached to the mine, an association that remains. Egypt supplied the known world with emeralds throughout the Biblical period and through the Middle Ages. But most of the stones, as you see in numerous examples in Fred Ward's book on emeralds, would barely be classified as gems today.

7. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GEMSTONES- From the stone history: The ancients appear to have obtained emeralds from Upper Egypt, where it is said to have been worked as early as 2000 BC, during the life of Pharaoh Sesostris III.

I TRIED AND I FOUND IT! Wasn't too hard either all you have to do is type in Egypt Emeralds and poof.... a lode of sites pop right up 12,800 to be exact! I tend to believe the Encyclopedias more than I believe someone who didn't do their homework before opening mouth when they should have inserted foot instead. Geesh. Do you need any more proof?

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