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Forged from fire: How swords shaped China and Europe's cultural histories

CGTN| Updated: February 21, 2023 L M S

Forged 2,600 years ago, the Longquan Sword was the first of its kind to be made from iron in Chinese history. At around the same time, Toledo in Spain was becoming a centre for swordmaking, with Carthaginian general Hannibal first and then the Romans becoming aware of the quality of the city's steel. Crossing Cultures is a program co-produced with Euronews.