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The Making of a Roman Silver Cup
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The Making of a Roman Silver Cup

Ancient Roman silversmiths developed their craft to the highest levels of refinement and beauty. Applying fire and basic tools to the shaping of precious metals, many of their sophisticated techniques are still used today. This video illustrates...
How the Golden Raft of El Dorado Was Crafted
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How the Golden Raft of El Dorado Was Crafted

It's not just the golden raft's ties to the legend of El Dorado that make it impressive. The complicated method that was used to craft it reveals the advanced techniques of the Muisca people. From: SECRETS: Golden Raft of El Dorado http://bit.ly/1vTeW23...
Gold Bangle, Hoxne Hoard
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Gold Bangle, Hoxne Hoard

A gold bangle of the Hoxne Hoard. The inscription reads VTERE FELIX DOMINA IVLIANE ("Use [this] happily lady Juliane"), which obviously indicates the name of the owner Juliane. Discovered in Suffolk, in the east of England in 1992 CE...
Bronze Age Gold Bowl, 1100 BCE
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Bronze Age Gold Bowl, 1100 BCE

Bowl, gold. c. 1100 BCE. Zurich-Altstetten. Canton of Zurich. With images of stags and does grazing under round suns and crescent moons, this heavy vessel made of pure gold depicts both heaven and earth. It was buried by a farming community...
Bronze Age Gold Bowl Detail, 1100 BCE
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Bronze Age Gold Bowl Detail, 1100 BCE

Bowl, gold. c. 1100 BCE. Zurich-Altstetten. Canton of Zurich. With images of stags and does grazing under round suns and crescent moons, this heavy vessel made of pure gold depicts both heaven and earth. It was buried by a farming community...
Gold Silla Crown
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Gold Silla Crown

A gold crown of the Silla kingdom, Korea. From the Great Tomb at Hwangnam, Geumseong (Gyeongju), 5-6th century CE. The crown is made of sheet-gold and decorated with granulation and crescent-shaped jade pendants. The tree-like upright parts...
Silla Gold Crown
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Silla Gold Crown

A gold crown of the Silla kingdom, Korea. From the Auspicious Phoenix Tomb, Geumseong (Gyeongju), 5-6th century CE. The crown is made of sheet-gold and decorated with granulation and crescent-shaped jade pendants. The tree-like upright parts...
Colombian Gold Snail Shell
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Colombian Gold Snail Shell

Gold snail shell, 100 BCE - 1000 CE. Restrepo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. 14,8 x 30 cm (5.8 x 11.8 inches). Museo del Oro / The Gold's Museum (Bogota, Colombia).
Silla Gold Girdle
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Silla Gold Girdle

A c. 6th century CE gold girdle from the Silla kingdom of south-eastern Korea (57 BCE - 668 CE). From the Gold Crown Tomb, Gyeongju. National Treasure No. 88. (Gyeongju National Museum, South Korea)
Gold Silla Cap
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Gold Silla Cap

A gold Silla crown cap from Cheonmaching (the 'Heavenly Horse Tomb'), Gyeongju, Korea. It is made from four gold plates bent and riveted together. 6th century CE. National Treasure No. 189. (Gyeongju National Museum, South Korea)