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Medieval Weapons foundry uncovered in Siberia

Researchers have discovered a medieval forge dating back to 1000 A.D. near Lake Baikal in Siberia. Archeologists walking to a beauty spot on Lake Baikal chanced across the 'unique' ancient furnaces after noticing slag and clay coating on a rough road used by tourists to access the shoreline. Tests with geophysical equipment

Scandinavia’s oldest and most complex group of iron forges

Archaeologists in Norway have discovered the oldest and most complex group of iron forges ever to be found in the area. The iron beads that had piqued Øien's interest were only 1 to1.5 millimetres in diameter. But they were sufficient to make her realize they might be residue from a smithy.

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