Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Benlli and the Blacksmith


[image: Benlli]

The blacksmith is visiting the village. He is making iron and bronze for new tools. The blacksmith and Benlli are fixing the tyre on a wheel. Click on the pictures for more information...

[image: Iron tyre]

a) There were iron tyres around a wooden wheel. More than one type of vehicle had wheels. Can you name some?

[image: Tongs]

b) Benlli has to be careful while helping the blacksmith. Why?

[image: Blacksmith]

c) From where does iron come?

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a) War chariot, wagon...
b) The iron is red-hot.
c) The blacksmith roams the country. He is looking for ore found in the rocks or in special marsh-land.

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