bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

101 uses of beeswax

The remains of a 3350 year-old boat have been discovered off the coast of South Devon, England. It was about probably twelve metres long, more than two metres wide and made of oak planks sewn together with yew branches, made watertight with moss and -- you guessed it -- beeswax.

The boat has long since rotted, but contents have survived: a solid gold neck ring, a gold bracelet, three bronze rapiers, three spear heads, three axe heads, several dagger blades, an arrow head and part of a bronze cauldron.


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