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5,767. Bronze becomes from this time onwards a material for all purposes: the plastic of its age. (Evolution & Bronze & Human Being) Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 1973 4/13: The Hidden Structure
65,694. Deep inside this ancient mine is the key to one of Europe’s biggest archaeological mysteries. It’s a story that begins with a robbery from a burial site in the dark heart of Europe ... At its heart is one small piece of bronze. This is the extraordinary tale of how one small bronze disc is rewriting the story of how civilisation may have first come to ancient Europe. (Bronze & Bronze Age & Germany & Archaeology) Horizon: Secrets of the Star Disc, BBC 2004
65,695. This forest in eastern Germany contains some of Europe’s oldest human settlements. (Bronze & Bronze Age & Germany & Archaeology) ibid.
65,696. In 1999 three men came combing through this forest with metal detectors ... After a brief struggle the earth gave up a treasure it had kept safe for over three thousand years. What these robbers didn’t realise was that they may have dug up one of the most significant archaeological finds of the century ... A fantastic horde of what seemed to be bronze-age treasure. There were jewels, tools and swords. But there was something else too: a disc of exquisite design. (Bronze & Bronze Age & Germany & Archaeology) ibid.
65,697. And for the first time Harald Meller [archaeologist] really took in the disc. There inlaid in gold was the reason why it had been called magical. An incredible picture of the sky with the sun, moon and what seemed to be stars. Nothing like this had ever been seen before. (Bronze & Bronze Age & Germany & Archaeology) ibid.
113,474. ‘We could securely date the disc to 1,600 BC.’ (Bronze & Bronze Age & Germany & Archaeology) ibid. Expert
113,475. The oldest accurate picture of the night sky in all history. (Bronze & Bronze Age & Germany & Archaeology) ibid.
65,703. I’ve been making bronze sculptures for a long time. My sculptures are wholly unsuccessful and uncommercial. No-one is even the remotest bit interested in them. So it’s almost like my hobby. (Artists: Emin & Sculpture & Bronze) Tracey Emin
138,553. All bronzes are made to be touched. Bronze is a sensual ‘living’ material. The sweat and oil of your palms adds to the patination. Peter Marino
117,381. The Benin bronzes: they are now regarded as one of Africa’s greatest treasures. (Civilisation & Creativity & Culture & Art & Bronze) David Olusoga, Civilisations s1e6: First Contact