A rare gemstone from an Egyptian artifact has been found in Israel, with experts describing it as a rare find.
According to the Hebrew-language news site, the stone is an 18th-century jewel from a rare artifact known as a pharaonic gem.
The artifact is said to have belonged to a man named Eunice, who was a pharaoh of the Egyptian dynasty known as the Pharaonic Period.
It is also the first known pharaonically-gems found in the region, and the earliest known Egyptian gemstone, according to the New York-based Archaeological Survey of Egypt.
Eunice was the daughter of Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled from 1758 to 1770 BC.
She is the oldest known pharaoh, according the research team, who say the pharaonia is not a “myth” and was actually part of a complex that included art and architecture from the earliest Dynastic Period.
The stone, a 10 cm cube with a diameter of 5 cm, was discovered in 2015 at a digsite in the eastern desert of the desert city of El-Khair in the Sinai Peninsula.
“It is a rare and ancient artifact.
Its discovery and its date is a major breakthrough for us,” said Dr. Omar El-Din, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Egyptian antiquities department.
Dr. El-Dimouh, who is the director of the El-Kheil Museum, said the gemstone had a “very high” value of around 3 million shekels ($400,000).
The stone was found at a site that was once the home of Ramses’ wife, Queen Hatshepsut, the researchers said.
In a statement, Dr El-Daoud, the head of the El-kheil collection, said the discovery was a “great triumph for our archaeological research, the archaeology, and for the understanding of the rich cultural history and archaeological site of El Kheil.”
“This is a significant discovery that will open up new knowledge of ancient Egypt,” he said.
The artifact was also identified as one of two gold rings that belonged to the pharaoh Ramses and was made from an emerald, according to the researchers.
Ramses II was the pharoah who was succeeded by his son, who took the title of pharaoh in 1748 BC.
The two men ruled Egypt for more than 50 years, during which time their reigns were marked by massive upheaval and civil war.
They both died in the year 1621 BC, the last year of their rule.