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Ancient Indus Civilization Jewelry.

Stone beads

The beads in the top three rows of from the bead pot (83) were drilled with tapering holes, possibly with tubular drill or tapered cylindrical drill. The green beads are amazonite, banded agate, jasper. The rest are carnelian.

Faience beads

Faience beads of different shapes and colors were found in the bead pot (83). Some of these appear to be imitations of the natural stones; deep azure blue lapis lazuli, blue-green turquoise and banded to imitate banded agate.

Bead Pot

After removal of the overlying sediment it was clear that the pot was filled with beads. Each bead was mapped in and then photographed before removal. In the lower levels were many tiny beads that had settled to the bottom.

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