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The History of Mining: The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world by Michael Coulson

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9. Great Britain

The stirring words of the great English hymn ‘Jerusalem’ speculate that Jesus Christ may have visited England and more precisely Cornwall before he began his ministry. This idea came about as a result of a theory that the Phoenicians from the eastern Mediterranean used to trade finished goods such as cloth for Cornish minerals, particularly tin. The myth was that Joseph of Arimathea came to Cornwall with his nephew, Jesus, on such a trip.

In fact there is no evidence of trade between Cornwall and the eastern Mediterranean, although it is likely that there was trade in minerals and other goods with the western Mediterranean and particularly with Greek traders who operated from Marseilles. In support of this thesis has been ...

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