Sunday, April 17, 2016

OLDEST GLASSWORKS -- REMAINS OF A KILN AND CHUCKS OFRAW GLASS -- FOUND IN ISRAEL DATING TO 1600 YEARS AGO L

From delicate tableware to mirrors and jewellery, the Romans prized glass for its decorative qualities. Now archaeologists have unearthed an ancient glassworks where raw glass was made before being exported across the Empire.

The kiln, which dates to the Late Roman period 1,600 years ago, are the oldest to be found in Israel and suggest the region was one of the foremost centers for glass production in the ancient world.

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient glassworks where raw glass was made, before being exported across the Empire. The extraordinary discovery was made by an archaeologist from the Israel Antiquities Authority while excavating a site south east of Yagur, before the construction part of the Jezreel Valley Railway Project.
Abdel Al-Salam Sa'id spotted chunks of glass and a floor, sparking further excavations.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3533731/Ancient-glassworks-discovered-Israel-Beautiful-pale-green-Judean-tableware-furnace-1-600-years-ago-used-Roman-Empire.html#ixzz4684FUY7Y
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