Since people learned to use amber, which happened at least 5–6 thousand years ago, attempts have been made many times to unravel the mystery of its origin.
Both scientific works and folklore have come up with versions that have not yielded to each other in the degree of their irreality.
At present no one doubts that amber is a mineral of organic origin belonging to the category of typical resins. However, it took quite a long time for scientists to reach a consensus on this matter.
Go to the Amber Museum website to read more.
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Interesting stuff! Since my family is from Lithuania, I happen to have quite a lot of jewelry made from it.
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