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Bronze bell recovered from WWII Japanese mega-sub

A bronze bell has been recovered from a WWII-era Imperial Japanese Navy mega-submarines suck by U.S. forces in 1946. At the end of WWII, the U.S. Navy captured five Japanese subs, including the I-400, and brought them to Pearl Harbor for inspection. When the Soviet Union demanded access to the submarines

The world’s oldest church bell

A bell discovered in Derry, Ireland, has been determined to be the oldest church bell in the world. The team believes the bell dates from 15th century - 1411 to be exact - and may have been made in France. Mr Leitch adds: “According to the Guinness Book of Records 2009,

2,000-year-old golden bell found in Jerusalem

A tiny golden bell which was lost 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem has been found near the Old City. The bell was found inside the main drainage channel taking rainwater from different parts of the city to the pool of Siloam, which is mentioned several times in the Bible. "Apparently, the high

Britain’s oldest manufacturing firm: bell foundry dates back to 1570

The Daily Mail has a posted some photos from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London's East End, the oldest manufacturing firm in Britain. Molten bell metal – a bronze alloy of 22 per cent tin, 78 per cent copper – is poured into a mould at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in