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  1. You say the beads are magnified (and indeed they...

    You say the beads are magnified (and indeed they are). But there is nothing I can find after doing an image search that gives any indication of the actual size of the pieces.

    There is also...
  2. Shunya, let me get this straight: you claim just...

    Shunya, let me get this straight: you claim just because because you think that the Chinese techniques of jade/stone carving remained unchanged from the Neolithic to the late 18th/early 19th century...
  3. 1.) I thought you said that you had miniatures...

    1.) I thought you said that you had miniatures from the period.
    2.) You have not provided any links (from Google or otherwise) to the pieces you're saying Sparko is ignoring.

    Are there Chinese...
  4. As the others have said, it's not the artistic...

    As the others have said, it's not the artistic ability demonstrated in the piece. It's that we have no other Greek piece of from that era with that level of detail. and it's not us saying that, it's...
  5. Forgot to add my superscript comment: 1.) here...

    Forgot to add my superscript comment:

    1.) here in NZ a few years ago there was a problem with a brand of bottled water, where the shape of the bottle meant that when full it made a very good lense...
  6. The jar of water would be a problem as I don't...

    The jar of water would be a problem as I don't think they had many glass jars/plastic bottles1 3500 years ago.

    The crystal is possible. I've seen some very very clear quartz crystals.

    The thing...
  7. Ancient Greek 'Masterpiece' Revealed on Thumb-Size Gem

    An article from National Geographic this month details the find of a 3500 piece of artwork of stunning quality and detail on a piece of agate the size of your thumb.
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