Materials from History

Guess the materials, used by people in the past, based on the clues.
Some of these are still used today for the purposes mentioned but were first used as such in the past.
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Last updated: February 12, 2020
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Material
Frequently used by the Chinese and Maya, among others. Comes in a variety of colours, but the most famous is green.
Jade
Used by the Romans and during modern times. Buildings that have used it include the Pantheon and Fallingwater.
Concrete
The three materials that the Dead Sea Scrolls are made out of.
Papyrus
Parchment
Bronze
Material that the colour ultramarine was originally made from. Makes up parts of Tutankhamen's burial mask.
Lapis lazuli
Type of stone used for Angkor Wat, Liverpool Cathedral and Petra.
Sandstone
Type of iron used to make a dagger, bracelet and headrest found in Tutankhamen's tomb, and several axes from the Shang dynasty.
Meteoric
Colour of the marble from Verona, used in the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica in Venice. Specifically, it was used for a staircase within the former and for columns within the latter.
Red
Building material made from earth and organic materials. A Spanish word.
Adobe
Material used to make the rope bridge Queshuachaca.
Grass
Daguerreotypes use a sheet of copper plated with this material.
Silver
Type of material stave churches are constructed from.
Wood
German alchemist Hennig Brand once tried to make gold from urine, but created this element instead.
Phosphorus
Animal product that was used to make the dyes Tyrian purple and Tekhelet in the ancient world.
Mucus
Precious stone that was traded from the North and Baltic Seas to the Mediterranean in prehistoric and ancient times. Originally formed from an organic material.
Amber
Material used in the sculptures of the Nok culture, the Etruscan Apollo of Veii and the Imperial roof decorations of China.
Terracotta
Materials used in the Bayeux Tapestry (not including the dye).
Wool
Linen
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