Fact No. 174. (Published on 7/9/2005)

World's Oldest Glassworks

What is probably the oldest glassworks ever discovered existed over 3,200 years ago in Egypt.

You can read about the ancient site -- and the theories on the important political and social role glass played during the rule of Ramses II -- in a recently published article on National Geographic's website (link below).

Perhaps the Bronze Age should be renamed the Glass Age :-)

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