Ever wonder how domestic cats spread from Ancient Egypt out across the world? Details are few and far between, but cats do make unexpected appearances
What do former Russian royals and the Red Sea have in common?
Gems, of course–in particular, one famous peridot plus a few smaller ones. All of these stones came from Zabargad Island in the Red Sea.
Almost 30 million years ago, an asteroid or comet impact fused Saharan quartz grains into desert glass.