Diamond and pearl tiara, belonged to Princess Shivakiar, the first wife
of King Fuad I of Egypt (1876-1947), encrusted with 1506 diamonds,
mounted in platinum. It was originally commissioned from a Paris jeweler
by the King.
Over 255 pyramids, used as tombs for Kings and Queens, were built in the Nile Valley, around the year 300BCE. The best preserved of these pyramids are located in the former Kingdom of Meroe. While taking influence from the Egyptian Pyramids north of the Kingdom, the pyramids found in Meroe differ by featuring a steeper incline, and a narrower base.
Treasure hunting excavations were held here in the 1800′s, with jewels and antiques from the pyramids now on display in museums in Berlin and Munich.