Copal is a resin found in East African succulents. In hardened, semi-fossilized form, it was quarried and traded in blocks to manufacture beads which made their way into the larger Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Pieces, often mistaken for amber, have been identified as far north as Tell Asmar, Iraq in Sargonic context (2200 B.C.) and in Egyptian New Kingdom tombs (notably Tutankamun, 1350 B.C.). This fragment came from a 16th century AD wreck in the Northern Red Sea.