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13,000 ancient glass beads from the 10th Century discovered in Ile Ife

1,000-Year-Old Colored Glass Beads Discovered in Yorubaland,West Africa

 

Livescience.com reported that,

“A newly discovered treasure trove of more than 10,000 colorful glass beads, as well as evidence of glassmaking tools, suggests that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one of the first places in West Africa to master the complex art of glassmaking, scientists reported.

The finding shows that people who lived in the ancient city of Ile-Ife learned how to make their own glass using  …..”

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Fascinating! Beads 49 & 51 are still very much in use in the Yoruba homeland. They are part of our authentic Yoruba beads

 

 

 

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