As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth and richness. In Ancient Greek and Persian culture jewellery was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the decease as part of his or her funerary outfit. Jewellery might have been enriched by precious and semi-precious stones and decorative motives would have included popular myths, gods, goddesses, and heroes. Interestingly, the use of gold bangles of this type was widespread across all the ancient word, from Ancient Egypt to the European Bronze age and the Mediterranean regions.
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