Red Carpet. Last night was the annual gala at the Metropolitan Museum. I have that gala as the opening scene in my book The Stolen Chalice – only I call it the “Ancient Civilizations Ball”
Amulets and scarabs were wrapped into the bandages of a mummy to protect it in afterlife. Certain rare stones were considered more powerful than others, based on their color. The deep blue of lapis lazuli was particularly favored by the Ancient Egyptians – the color represented royalty. Turquoise represented joy, and pleasure – the famous burial mask of Kind Tut was laid with lapis and turquois.