Glass of the Roman World

Glass of the Roman global illustrates the arriving of latest cultural platforms, mechanisms of alternate and an extended monetary base within the early 1st millennium advert which, together, allowed the additional improvement of the present glass undefined. Glass turned whatever which encompassed greater than easily a unique and hugely ornamental fabric. Glass construction grew and its intake elevated till it used to be assimilated into all degrees of society, used for show and comfort goods yet both for utilitarian packing containers, home windows or even instruments.

These 18 papers via well known overseas students comprise reviews of glass from Europe and the close to East. The authors write on quite a few themes the place their paintings is on the leading edge of latest ways to the topic. They either expand and consolidate points of our realizing of the way glass used to be produced, traded and used during the Empire and the broader international drawing on chronology, typology, styles of distribution, and different methodologies, together with the incorporation of latest medical equipment. notwithstanding targeting a unmarried fabric the papers are firmly established in its archaeological context within the wider financial system of the Roman global, and view glass as a part of a fancy fabric tradition managed by means of the growth and contraction of the Empire. the quantity is gifted in honor of Jenny expense, a greatest student of Roman glass.

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This paper is a summary of the more detailed publication of some of the sites by Gaitzsch et al. (2000); see also the short critical note by Nenna (2006, 118–119, no. 233). HA 127 and HA 488 were later discoveries, and in 2006 a new site with glassworking remains, Düren ‘Im großen Tal’, was discovered about 5km south-west of HA 500. There had been agricultural activity in the region since the 1st century AD but in the 3rd century alterations to the climate and political instability caused economic changes.

Annales du Service des Antiquités de l’Égypte 40, 845–848. Fontaine, S. and Foy, D. (2007) L’épave Ouest-Embiez 1, Var, Le commerce maritime du verre brut et manufacturé en Méditerranée occidentale dans l’Antiquité. Revue Archéologique de Narbonnaise 40, 235–265. Foy, D. -D. (2001a) Et vogue le verre! In D. -D. Nenna (eds) Tout Feu, Tout Sable: Mille Ans de Verre Antique dans le Midi de la France, Exh. , Musée d’Histoire de Marseille, Juin–décembre 2001, 100–112. Aix-en-Provence, Musées de Marseille, Éditions Édisud.

Chamber and the raising or the moving of the “clean” zone (see below). The information we can draw out from the excavation of each furnace is fragmentary, but put together it helps us to propose a reconstruction of the type of furnace in use in Beni Salama. The plan of the furnaces The furnaces are composed of three principal units: the firing-chamber, the tank, and a “clean” zone paved with bricks outside the furnaces, linked with ramps for bringing raw materials to the furnaces. Firing-chambers and tanks, in all cases, are orientated in the same north-west to south-east direction and open towards the predominant wind coming from the north-west.

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