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Mystery of the Mehrgarh Amulet (The)

Reference

6436

Duration

00:04:11

Production year

2017

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Summary

Discovered in Pakistan in 1985, the Mehrgarh wheel amulet, 6000 years old, has long remained an enigma. Using new analytical techniques, a team of researchers has managed to unravel the secrets of the manufacturing process of this copper amulet, the first known object to have been made using lost-wax casting-a technique at the origin foundry arts.

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