Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gaziantep, Turkey

Copper is soft and malleable, hence, easy to work. But those very qualities detract from anything made from pure copper. Enter tin. Fuse the two and what do you get? Bronze. Anything made from bronze is hard and durable. That's why we hear very little about the Copper Age but lots about the Bronze Age. Bronze boosted the advance of civilization. [2014]

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