Hide Articles List

25 articles on this Page

RCJTHIN.

Ruthin Military Ball.

Advertising

Ruthln Rural District ) Council.

- Ruthin Board of GuapdlanSf

NATURE'S HANDIWORK.

AN INTERESTING WAIF.

THE BEGINNING OF IRON.

News
Cite
Share

THE BEGINNING OF IRON. It is commonly believed that the use of iron commenced in either Africa or Asia, but Ridgeway, in The Beginning of Iron," states that the latest investigations prove that iron was not worked in Egypt until the ninth century before the Christian era or in Libya until 450 B.C., that the Semites adopted its use still later, and that it has been known in Uganda, only within the last five or six centuries. In China iron is first mentioned in 400 B.C. Bronze weapons were employed in China until 100 A.D., and in Japan until 700 A.D. According to Ridgeway, the metal- lurgy of iron must have originated in Central Europe, especially in Noricum, which approxi- mately represented modern Austria and Bavaria. Only at Hallstatt and in Bosnia and Transylvania, from which countries the Achaians and Dorians are supposed to 'have migrated to Greece, are found evidences of a gradual introduction of iron, at first as an ornament applied to the bronze which it ulti- mately displaced. Everywhere else iron was introduced suddenlyâa fact which implies a foreign origin. Of course Ridgeway does not assert that iron was unknown outside of Cen- tral Europe. On the contrary, he states that meteoric iron was known in Egypt in remote antiquity, but that it was worked as flints were worked, by-cutting or chipping, and was not smelted. In other words, it was the metal- lurgy, not the knowledge, of iron that origi- nated in Central Europe, t

! LLANDYRNOG. 1

Amateur Theatricals at Llandyrnog.

Farewell Concept.

-J WOUNDS THAT OAusk BLOOD;…

- ST. ASAPfl.

LOCAL WINNERS AT CONWAY HORSE…

[No title]

Advertising

- 1DENBIGH TOWN COUNCIL.

Advertising

CONCERNING THE DIAMOND.

Advertising

RUSSIA'S TOO-GREAT EMPIRE.…

USES AND VALUE OF CHARCOAL.

NICE DISHES.

- Local Lighting Table

Advertising