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Glassmakers key to Egypt's status
BBC ^ | Friday, 17 June, 2005 | staff

Posted on 06/24/2005 9:31:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Ancient Egypt was mass-producing its own glass objects more than 3,000 years ago, according to evidence from digs in the country's eastern Nile delta. The finding rejects a theory that the Egyptians simply got their glass from the Mesopotamians and reworked it... The earliest evidence of glass production comes from Mesopotamia in 1550 BC. It is generally accepted that the industry spread from here to Egypt, where it appeared by 1500 BC. The new findings come from studies carried out by Edgar Pusch and Thilo Rehren, from UCL, of archaeological debris from a 13th Century BC glass factory at the site of Qantir-Piramesses.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
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Luckily they had no gasoline back then, or they would have destroyed their civilizations with molotov cocktails.

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1 posted on 06/24/2005 9:31:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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