The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and his helmet was topped by a crest which ran across sideways.[750×906]

The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and… Continue Reading

Brilevsky treasure – one of the most significant numismatic complexes of the Early Middle Ages on the territory of Belarus. The find includes 290 silver Arab dirhams and their fragments, parts of the hryvnia, a complex of copper, as well as a broken Frankish sword in several places. [1600×1067]

Brilevsky treasure – one of the most significant numismatic complexes of the Early Middle Ages on the territory of Belarus. The find includes 290 silver Arab dirhams and their fragments, parts of the hryvnia, a complex of copper, as well… Continue Reading

Roman figurine showing a dog with a protruding tongue. The finding is dating back to 4-5th century CE and it’s made of copper. This was found in Gloucestershire (England). [710×487]

Roman figurine showing a dog with a protruding tongue. The finding is dating back to 4-5th century CE and it’s made of copper. This was found in Gloucestershire (England). [710×487]

Varna gold treasure from Bulgaria, considered the oldest processed gold in the world dating back to the time of the Chalcolithic (Aeneolithic, Copper Age) Varna Culture, usually dated to 4400-4100 BC. [1024 x 769]

Varna gold treasure from Bulgaria, considered the oldest processed gold in the world dating back to the time of the Chalcolithic (Aeneolithic, Copper Age) Varna Culture, usually dated to 4400-4100 BC. [1024 x 769]

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be buried beneath the Atacama Desert.

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be… Continue Reading

Two copper and zinc chains, French, c. 1855-1870. When placed next to the skin, the copper and zinc chains produced a mild electric current which was used to treat rheumatism and neuralgia as well as sexual and reproductive problems. [4256×2832]

Two copper and zinc chains, French, c. 1855-1870. When placed next to the skin, the copper and zinc chains produced a mild electric current which was used to treat rheumatism and neuralgia as well as sexual and reproductive problems. [4256×2832]

Wooden statue of Ka-Aper aka Sheikh el-Beled aka ‘The Mayor of the Town’ (sycamore, copper, rock crystal), Egypt Old Kingdom, 25th century BCE. Four-and-a-half *thousand* years old, yet still so realistic he might just grab his wig and step right out of the cabinet [Potato Quality][OC][511×681]

Wooden statue of Ka-Aper aka Sheikh el-Beled aka ‘The Mayor of the Town’ (sycamore, copper, rock crystal), Egypt Old Kingdom, 25th century BCE. Four-and-a-half *thousand* years old, yet still so realistic he might just grab his wig and step right… Continue Reading

Wooden Coffret (Small coffer) decorated with copper studs and enamel roundels with motifs of mythological animals, warriors and a few other things. Limoges, France. ~1190 AD. [3811×2859]

Wooden Coffret (Small coffer) decorated with copper studs and enamel roundels with motifs of mythological animals, warriors and a few other things. Limoges, France. ~1190 AD. [3811×2859]