A pair of first century bronze statues about to be sold on the black market have been recovered by police in Jaen. The Roman bronze statues seized by Spanish police The Roman figures, valued at six million euros each, were taken from the ancient Roman site... [continue reading]
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Bronze was significant to any culture that encountered it. It was one of the most innovative alloys of mankind. Tools, weapons, armour, and various building materials like decorative tiles made of bronze were harder and more durable than their stone and copper ("Chalcolithic") predecessors. Initially bronze was made out of copper and arsenic to... [continue reading]