Friday, April 11, 2008

Egypt's Ancient Glass

Current World Archaeology

Current World Archaeology Magazine has posted a table of contents for its current issue, which includes a paragraph describing an article on ancient Egyptian glass at Amarna:

Egyptian glass is among the finest of the ancient world. Yet how did the ancient Egyptians make it? New work, at the world’s earliest-excavated glass making factory in Tell el-Amarna, is unravelling the mysteries. Here Paul Nicholson delves into the archives of the late great Egyptologist, Flinders Petrie, who excavated at Tell el-Amarna in the 1890s; and then takes us to his own excavations, a century later, as field director of the Egypt Exploration Society’s Amarna Glass Project. Here he tells of his excavations, how he undertook a host of fiery experiments, and why his team has shattered a raft of old interpretations.

If you are interested you will need to purchase a print copy of the edition (number 218).

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