This ornate necklace made with 2,500 beads has been found in the 9,000-year-old tomb of a young girl.
The necklace, which has just gone on display, was found in a tomb in the Neolithic village of Ba’ja which is located in the archaeological city of Petra in southern Jordan.
The tomb contains the body of a young girl who was found wearing the necklace when the discovery was made in 2018, according to the head of the Petra Region Authority of Jordan, Suleiman Al-Farajat.
The necklace is made up of a primary pendant that consists of hollow shells as well as 2,500 red, lime and turquoise beads, as well as white shells and red iron.
It has now been announced that the tomb has been reconstructed and will go on display at the Petra Museum, thanks to a collaborative effort between Egyptian experts and German Professor Hans Gebel, along with the Egyptian General Department of Antiquities, Yarmouk University in Jordan, the Free University of Berlin, the Sibam Laboratory of the French Scientific Research Centre, and the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design.
The project was funded by the German Research Association, the Franz and Eva Rutzen Association, the X-Orient Association and the Free University of Berlin.