1. At one time, most people picked up Baltic Amber along the shores of the Baltic Sea, however, demand and value for Baltic Amber and Amber jewelry (and teething necklaces) is so high, that Baltic Amber is now also mined from below the Baltic Sea.
2. During the 5th century, Arabians and Egyptians traveled dangerous routes in order to obtain Baltic Amber, which they called the “Sacred Stone”.
3. Over 200 plants species have been discovered and identified, trapped and preserved inside Baltic Amber pieces/stones.
4. Palanga (in Lithuania) is home to the Amber Museum. This museum educates visitors about Baltic Amber and stores /displays many rare Amber pieces.
5. In Rome, Gladiators used to sew Amber pieces on their clothing in hopes of bringing “success in their fighting”.
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