"Lost" Elizabethan Manufacturing Rivals 21st Century Technology
Elizabethan craftsmen developed advanced manufacturing technology that could match that of the 21st century, claim researchers from Birmingham City Univ. who are analyzing a 400-year-old hoard of jewelry.
The team from Birmingham City Univ. have analyzed the craftwork behind the famous Cheapside Hoard - the world’s largest collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewelry discovered in a London cellar in 1912. Among the historic find – which is being showcased by the Museum of London – is a Ferlite watch that dates back to the 1600s and is so technologically advanced it has been described as the “iPod of its day.”
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