Skip to comments.Glassmakers key to Egypt's status
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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