Archeologists Unearth a Roman Glass Bowl Dating Back 2,000 Years in Pristine Condition | Colossal


JANUARY 27, 2022. GRACE EBERT

All images courtesy Marieke Mom

Sitting a few miles from the German border, Nijmegen is the oldest city in The Netherlands, and after a recent archeological dig, it’s also the site that unearthed a stunningly preserved bowl made of blue glass. The pristine finding, which is estimated to be about 2,000 years old, is from the agricultural Bataven settlement that once populated the region. Featuring diagonal ridges, the translucent vessel was made by pouring molten glass into a mold, sculpting the stripes while the material was liquid, and using metal oxide to produce the vibrant blue. Archeologists uncovered it without a single chip or crack. […]

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1 Response to Archeologists Unearth a Roman Glass Bowl Dating Back 2,000 Years in Pristine Condition | Colossal

  1. Incredible, how well preserved it is!

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