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This 3,400-Year-Old Painting Palette With Remnants Of Pigments From Ancient Egypt Has Fascinated The Internet

Ancient cultures will probably always remain fascinating. There’s something wonderful about seeing the roots of our society: the first wheel, crooked pottery, or even cracked stained glass. As we delve into the stories that these items represent, we can form a greater understanding of what it was like to live in those times.

Of course, history is not always about who invented what—often we can find bits and pieces of the lives that, in many ways, echo our own. And that’s where museums and collections step in, to let us grasp the intricacies of the past and maybe even take inspiration from it. And that’s exactly what an old palette from Ancient Egypt, safely kept at The Met, allows us to do—reaffirm our belief that art, in all its forms, is as old as time, and just as appreciated.

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