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Bronze Age jewellery workshop discovered in Kuwait

A 3,500-year-old jewellery workshop has been found on an island off the coast of Kuwait.

The trading network collapsed completely around the year 1700 BC and the temples and cities were abandoned, leading to a ‘dark period’ about which little is known. The Danish discovery sheds a little light on the darkness.

“We have found the remains of a jewellery workshop in buildings from the period between 1700 and 1600 BC,” said Flemming Højland, the senior scientist and curator at Moesgaard Museum. “We found bits and pieces of semi-precious stones that do not exist naturally on the island of Failaka, but were imported – probably from India and Pakistan.”

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Story: Ray W, The Copenhagen Post | Photo: Moesgaard Museum

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