Published: April 15, 2016
YAGUR, ISRAEL — The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of a Fourth Century glassworks on Israeli soil south east of the city of Yagur. The site is the oldest known glassworks yet found in the country and would have supplied glass to makers throughout the Roman Empire. The site housed a furnace that was used to create glass in bulk. The bulk chunks would then be broken apart and sold to workshops throughout the region who would melt the glass down again and refine it into products. The discovery gives important insight into the techniques and materials of Israeli glassmakers working at this time.
For more information, www.antiquities.org.il.
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