Medieval copper smelter find is Norway's oldest

A rushing river in Nord-Trøndelag County, near the Swedish border, is slowly giving up its secrets.

This summer, archaeologists excavated a smeltery on a little island where advanced metal production was carried out in the 1300s.

“This is the first evidence that copper was produced from copper ore in Norway during the Middle Ages,” says Associate Professor Lars F. Stenvik, at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology in Trondheim.

He’s spent a lot of time searching for traces of Norwegian copper production from this period. The evidence is starting to fall in place.

In many ways, ore extraction and copper smelting were the starting point for a major modern Norwegian industry, with big mines operating in the 18th and 19th centuries.

But evidence of domestic copper production prior to 1500 has been scant. Read more.

They can be found deep inside a badly eroded pyramid standing on top of Mount Baigong in the Qinghai Province of northwestern China. The one entrance thats remains goes deep inside the pyramid. Iron scraps and strange looking stones litter the floor, suggesting that a long time ago, this place saw activity. The only surviving cave houses an intricate network of metal pipes, with diameters as large as 1.5 feet and as small as a toothpick. Dozens of pipes run straight into the mountain, leading who knows where

Analysis performed at a government ran smeltery determined that the pipes where made up of 8% unknown material, human presence in the area can be tracked back 30,000 years but was mainly composed of nomadic tribes, it’s believed that it would of been impossible for such a primitive society to of left behind such an advanced sctrucure. Could this be proof of ancient aliens?


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and she bursts onto the second floor to see Rythian caressing the smeltery and she just

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