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METALLURGY The Romans had many important contribution in the field of metallurgy; they used Gold, Silver, Copper, Tin, Lead, Zinc, Iron, Mercury, Arsenic, Antimony.Many alloys were intentionally made by Romans in order to change the properties of the metal e.g. the alloy of predominately tin with lead would harden the soft tin, to create pewter, which would prove its utility as cooking and tableware.

Furthermore, the Romans invented new methods to create metal objects. One of the most important is the use of moulding technique. In this method, metal objects were created by making a model of the desired shape, by wood, wax, or metal, which would then be pressed into a clay mould (Healy, 1978).

Many of the tools and techniques invented or developed by the Romans for metal fabrication, continued to be used in Jordan until the mid of the 20 century, and some of these techniques continue to be used in traditional metalworking in Jordan. ROMAN POTTERY Pottery was produced in enormous quantities in ancient Rome, mostly for utilitarian purposes. It is found all over the former Roman Empire. One of the most important Roman invention in the field of pottery making is the pottery, which continued to be used until today in Jordan.

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