Who discovered iron?

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Iron is an ancient element that has no specific date of discovery and no scientist to credit with its detection. The use of iron dates back to the Egyptians, who used it prior to 3400 B.C. The Bible mentions iron several times.

Pliny the Elder, a historian who wrote in the first century A.D., noted that iron was used in houses and weapons of that era. Iron mixed with other materials makes it stronger than it is in a pure form, which is difficult to isolate from impurities. A group of researchers, Claude Louis Berthollet, Gaspard Monge and C.A. Vandermonde, discovered in 1786 that iron mixed with carbon produces steel.

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Henry Bessemer. Incorrect, Henry Bessemer invented the Bessemer steel making process. Iron was "discovered" before records were kept. The first use was about 2000 years
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Iron was first discovered in South East Asia about 4000 years
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Actual discovery of iron was made so early in history of human race that it cant be accurately placed.
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Iron was discovered in prehistoric times, so nobody's name can be associated with it. The first iron came from meteorites; later it was smelted along the northern edge of the Fertile
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