Egyptians in Baltimore?

Not exactly. This Egyptian-motif metal pendant, or charm, was excavated in 1980 during archaeological investigations at the Federal Reserve Bank building site in Baltimore. It was found in a brick-lined privy which was filled with wet, black muck (who wants to be an archaeologist?). The muck was water screened (water was poured over the excavated dirt in a screen) in order to recover any small objects. Because construction and archaeology were taking place at the same time (AAH!), there were serious obstacles to acquiring all the information needed to properly date many of the features on the site. The privy feature that contained the pendant/charm could possibly be dated to the late 19th century, or it could be dated to the early 20th century when the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb created quite an Egyptian fashion craze.

Egyptian Pendant or Charm


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