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Copper has played a vital role in bringing Industrial revolution all across the world. Firstly, it was found in Israel that popular dead sea scrolls are made up of highly ductile copper element rather than brittle animal skins. This leads a way to still undiscovered treasure.

After 5,000 years, some Archaeologists had retrieved section of copper tubing water plumbing system from the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt and they were still in serviceable condition.

It was founded that when Columbus sailed to America than the three famous ships—Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria ships—comprised with copper skins under the water line. Copper sheathing is really helpful in expanding hull life, protection against bio fouling and other types of barnacles. Now a days, almost all sea going vessels use copper based paint for hull protection.

At the university of Pennsylvania's museum, a copper frying pan has been aged to be more than 50 years old.

In ancient times, Egypt Papyrus records showed that copper was highly effective in treating infections and sterilizing water. Israel's Timna Valley supplied copper for the Pharaohs. Also, the island of Cyprus is known to have yield much of the copper required for the empires of ancient Phoenicia, Greece and Rome.

In medieval times, brass was highly used. During the Middle Ages, copper and bronze flourished in China, India and Japan. According to some archaeological evidences, copper was in use as far back as 10,000 years ago in western Asia. Later in prehistoric chalcolithic period, copper was being used in making implements and ornaments. At around 2500 BC, invention of beneficial properties of copper-tin alloys led to the Bronze Age.

In the late 18th and early 19th century, Ampere, Faraday and Ohm had shoved copper into a new epoch where exhibiting outstanding heat transfer and electrical conductivity features, copper has lead a role in inventing Industrial Revolution.

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