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The hinge of history swings in all directions
As the happenings of the past are written down.
Out of all that has occurred since man's beginnings,
Less has been recorded than waits to be found.

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Isle Royale
The island is 45 miles (74 km) long and 9 miles (14 km) wide, with an area of 206.73 square miles (535.42 km�), making it the largest natural island in Lake Superior (though smaller than so...
This has me worried, though: Between 700 BC and AD 0.
Evening  bush pilot:  Do you wish to use my OUIJI board? Seriously I have a friend in Green Valley, Az.,  that is an expet on copper culture. He has a piece of wood from the handle of a tool that has been partialy converted into copper from the ancient ...
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Real de Tayopa 

One of my favorite mysteries.  What I'd love to see is a comparative study of the smelting methods used by these folks and their counterparts on the other sides of the oceans.  Where was it discovered?  How did it end up on both sides of the ocean...
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Melted, Cast Copper at 1,000 BC Site

Scientific evidence of prehistoric Indian copper casting was published in an article in North American Archaeologist, written by an Evans...
Old Copper Culture of Lake Superior

Copper tools from Northern Wisconsin, 4,000-1,200 B.C.

   Copper has been mined along Lake Superior's south shore for thousands of years. This photograph shows seven artifacts from the Society's Museum collections tha...
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The British Museum tackles an old archaeological debate head-on in its exhibition Treasure: Finding Our Past, which relies on objects unearthed by private collectors. Curator J D Hill explains why this is a good thing.
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Sifting the Ashes, Again As this article goes to press, I must add a tragic postscript on the future of Afghanistan's past. Reports and photographs indicate that the Kabul National Museum has been shelled and some of its antiquities looted?or destroyed. Rumors about the plundering of the numismatic collection abound, but no absolute confirmation has yet been possible. Other Afghan antiquities have already been reported in the bazaars of neighboring countries, and one rare coin has allegedly been offered for sale to a European dealer. The country's patrimony, which has survived so much for so long, is not likely ever to be assembled again in one safe place as our witness to the past. The "library" of ancient Bactria has been burned, leaving us to mourn, and sift the ashes. ?F.L.H. This article appeared on pages 2-13 of the May/June 1994 print edition of Saudi Aramco World.
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The Antikythera mechanism (Greek: O μηχανισμός των Αντικυθήρων transliterated as O mēchanism?s tōn Antikythērōn) is an ancient mechanical analog computer (as opposed to digital computer) designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was discovered in the Antikythera wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, between Kythera and Crete, and has been dated to about 80 BC.
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The Copper Scroll is one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found at Khirbet Qumran, but differs significantly from the others. While they are written on leather or papyrus, this scroll is written on metal, specifically very pure copper mixed with only about 1% tin. Also, unlike the others, it is not a literary work in any way, but contains a listing of locations at which various items of gold and silver are buried or hidden. It is currently on display at the Archaeological Museum in Amman, Jordan.
Gold mask of Agamemnon, 1580 - 1500 BC. Gold bull's head, 1580 - 1500 BC. Gold diadem with rich decorations, 1550 - 1500 BC Gold diadem with gold leaves and decorations. Gold ring representing a cult scene, 1500 - 1400 BC Gold ring with winged griffons.
Found mainly by use of a metal detector in the fields of England, these wonderful and ancient artefacts can be valued most highly. The British Museum recently rewarded a metal detectorist for finding a torc with a payment of ?350,000 - US$662,000.
Nuestra Se?ora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") was the most famous of a fleet of Spanish ships that sunk in 1622 off the Florida Keys while carrying copper, silver, gold, tobacco, and indigo from Spanish ports at Cartagena, Colombia, Porto Bello in New Granada and Havana bound for Spain. The ship was named for the parish of Atocha in Madrid, Spain.
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