The lost wax process dates back many thousands of years. It has been used around the world by people to produce complicated objects in metal that could not be produced any other way. With this method, anything that can be moulded into wax, can be cast in metal. The method is still used today for sculptures, industrial parts and dental work.
Bronze is an alloy of tin and copper. It was first used around 5000 years ago with the start of the Bronze Ages in Greece, Egypt and China. The Bronze Age in England began around 1900 BC - almost 4000 years ago.