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Welcome to the website of
the Egyptian Bead Project
bead research in Egyptian archaeology

Throughout Egyptian history, beads and beadwork have been used in different social settings and rituals, reflecting aspects of the identity of the bearer or user. With this project we aim to provide a contextual and systematic approach to beads, in order to give those found in an (Egyptian) archaeological context the full attention they deserve and provide a framework for further research.