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Trade in the Ancient World
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Trade in the Ancient World

Trade has been going on for as long as humans have needed or wanted something that others had and they did not. Bartering for goods and trade in kind developed into more sophisticated forms of exchanges using commonly agreed commodity currencies...
Precious Materials in Antiquity
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Precious Materials in Antiquity

Certain materials have always been precious such as gold for its lustre, incorruptibility, and ease to work but some ancient cultures often gave a very high value to more unusual materials. The Romans loved Tyrian purple dye, the Incas prized...
The Artist Project: Pre-Columbian Gold - Teresita Fernández
Video by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Artist Project: Pre-Columbian Gold - Teresita Fernández

Teresita Fernández on Precolumbian gold "We know that this represents greatness, and yet we only have a handful of examples to point to it." The Artist Project is a 2015 online series in which we give artists an opportunity to respond...
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Video by britishmuseum

Depletion gilding: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians

Depletion gilding (dorado por oxidación). The gold-making techniques of the ancient Colombians. Created for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia at the British Museum, Organised with Museo del Oro, 17 October...
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From wax to metal: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians

From wax to metal (de la cera al metal) Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians Created for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia at the British Museum, Organised with Museo del Oro, 17 October 2013...
Alain Bresson | Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money
Video by The Oriental Institute

Alain Bresson | Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money

Money Matters: The Development of Money through the Ancient World. A four-part series that traces the development of economic systems in the ancient world and explore how money as a financial instrument has evolved over the millennia...
Beyond El Dorado: By hammer and fire: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians
Video by The British Museum

Beyond El Dorado: By hammer and fire: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians

By hammer and fire (a martillo y fuego) Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians Created for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia at the British Museum, Organised with Museo del Oro, 17 October 2013...
Beyond El Dorado: From wax to metal: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians
Video by The British Museum

Beyond El Dorado: From wax to metal: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians

From wax to metal (de la cera al metal) Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians Created for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia at the British Museum, Organised with Museo del Oro, 17 October 2013...
Mask of Agamemnon: Schliemann's Discovery
Video by The Field Museum

Mask of Agamemnon: Schliemann's Discovery

A short video describing Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of the so-called "Death Mask of Agamemnon".
Midas and the Golden Touch | Mythology w/ Dael
Video by Geek & Sundry Vlogs

Midas and the Golden Touch | Mythology w/ Dael

Dael tells the story of King Midas and his foolish wish, featuring singing (again), donkey noises, and a surprising ant queen. Head over to the Geek & Sundry forums and join in the discussion: http://geekandsundry.com/forums/categories/dael-kingsmill...