The Challenge - 'The Jeweller of Memphis' 
 
 

After many weeks, the jeweller shows you what he made. He used the carnelian, feldspar, amethysts and electrum that you brought, as well as some lapis lazuli from the Near East, to make a girdle.

This is a piece of jewellery called a girdle. The ancient Egyptians wore jewellery like this around their waists. This girdle belonged to an ancient Egyptian woman who lived during the 12th dynasty (1900 B.C.-1800 B.C.).

On some girdles, the cowrie shell amulets were hollow with a piece of metal inside. When the person wearing the girdle moved around, these amulets would rattle.