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Coloured glass beads found in West Africa

A trove of more than 10,000 coloured glass beads dating back more than a thousand years has been found in southwestern Nigeria. A newly discovered treasure trove of more than 10,000 colorful glass beads, as well as evidence of glassmaking tools, suggests that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one

Ancient glass workshop found in Poland

A glass and metal workshop dating back 2,000 years has been found in south-central Poland. There is little evidence that glass was produced and processed in prehistory in the Polish territory. This type of activity flourished only in the Middle Ages. "Therefore, our findings are very important" - emphasised leader of

Tudor window found at Elsyng Palace

A triangular pane of glass dating back to the Tudors has been found at Elsyng Palace in England. Archaeologists have discovered a “very rare” triangular artefact from the Tudor period in Enfield, emerging on the former grounds of a palace loved by Henry VIII and stayed at by Queen Margaret of

Evidence of King Richard III lost chapel found in York

Archaeologists working in York, England, have found evidence of a memorial chapel that King Richard III commissioned to be built in 1483. A University of York spokesman for the department stressed the research so far looked positive, but said researchers can’t prove exactly where the chapel was until a larger excavation

Roman glass-making workshops found in Italy

Ancient glass-making workshops have been uncovered by road repairs near Naples, Italy. An ancient road on which glass-making workshops of artisans renowned for their skill in the first century A.D. of the Roman Empire has been found near Naples. The road, Clivius Vitrarius, recently surfaced in Pozzuoli during excavations for maintenance

Studying Roman glass to improve nuclear storage

Here is an interesting article: researchers are studying 1,800-year-old Roman glass to help improve nuclease waste storage. Denis Strachan, a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory fellow, traveled to Italy last summer in search of the corroded glass to study how modern-day glass will hold up when storing nuclear waste. As a fan

Ancient Romans reduced, re-used and recycled

An analysis of ancient Roman glassware show that the Romans recycled older glass to make new objects. According to their study published in the upcoming December issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science, large quantities of glass were recycled in Britain during the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. However, the

Ancient glass vessels found in Macedonia

A range of glass vessels dating back to the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century and a unique vessel from the Bronze Age have been found in Macedonia. In addition to the find from the Bronze Age, the most significant of the latest finds at the