According to DNA India , the display represents the high aesthetic sense of the craftsmen of Old World civilization, and the connection between culture then and now through art, jewelry, coins and pottery. The museum describes the nature of the collection and the influence of adornment on humanity, observing, “Once decorated with beautiful ornaments, the body assumes form, becomes visible, attractive and perfect.” “Painstakingly wrought by anonymous goldsmiths in ateliers and workshops across the country, the national museum collection celebrates the great variety of forms, the beauty of Indian design and the genius of Indian craftsmanship,” First Post reports. Wikimedia, CC More than 200 ornaments are on display collected from 3,300 BC to the 19th and 20th centuries, including a 5,000 year old necklace, created of steatite and gold beads all capped in gold, with pendants of agate and jade.
Guest curator and jewelry historian Usha Balakrishna told DNA India, “"India was the largest manufacturer and exporter of beads to the world at that time.
It was found to contain the skeleton of a woman (probably buried in the fourth century AD) on a wooden litter, lying on her back with her head facing east.
She was accompanied by heavy gold and silver jewellery, some of it adorned with pearls.
Not far from the oasis of Abalessa, Algeria (See Google Earth) about 1,000 miles south of Algiers, a rounded hill rises about 125 ft above the junction of two wadis. The ruin is pear-shaped on plan with a major axis of about 88 ft. The tomb of Tin Hinan was opened by Byron Khun de Prorok with support from the French army in 1925, and archaeologists made a more thorough investigation in 1933.
Found in association with ceramic material that dates to sometime between A. George is credited, by some, as the inventor of copper billets.