Ancient ship traded rare metals by traveling in Middle East 2,000 years ago - study

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Ancient ship traded rare metals by traveling in Middle East 2,000 years ago - study
The tin had planned to travel to markets in the Middle East that were supposedly going to be made into a coveted bronze metal..
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: DECEMBER 2, 2022

An ancient ship dating back approximately 2,000 years was reportedly carrying tons of rare metal in the Middle East, according to a recent study. The study, published on Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, saw the researchers analyzing tin ingots the ship carried during the Late Bronze Age which was found off the Turkish coast at Uluburun - which is present-day Turkey.

The ship itself was only discovered 40 years ago. However, researchers in the study have found out that communities of pastoralists in Uzbekistan today produced a third of the tin found aboard the ship. The other two-thirds are from the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The tin had planned to travel to markets in the Middle East that were supposedly going to be made into a coveted bronze metal.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-723911
 
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