Nefertiti, wife of Akhenaton. The sculpture was made by the famous sculptor Thutmose and was found in his workshop. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Amarna period c.1373-1357 BC. Nefertity was often called the ''most beutiful women in the world''
ca. 5,000 BCE. Neolithic stone beads from early settlements in Sahara, North Africa. Using simple hand-carved tools, stones were placed on a grooved stone and pecked out from both sides which was difficult, nonetheless, modern means cannot duplicate them. Tubular beads were even more difficult and came later in the Bronze Age in West Asia and the Indus Valley. Holes are generally not smooth nor even. SItes show many beads were broken in the process.