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The History of Beaded Glass

Published on: 9/26/2022

Beaded glass dates to 2500 B.C., originating In Mesopotamia and brought to Egypt at a later time, where glass vessels first appeared circa 1450 B.C. The British Museum in London is home to a glass bottle bearing the hieroglyph of Thutmose III. The soda-lime-silica glassmaking method was used in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and this process made its way to Phoenicia via the coast of Lebanon. Cypress and Greece were the next areas to receive the glassmaking process, and it was known to have existed on the Italian peninsula in the 9th Century.Through his conquests in the 4th Century B.C., Alexander the Great helped to spread the skill of glassmaking to the subcontinent of India. Beads and bangles of glass were known to have been a popular item of the Hindu culture around 200 B.C, as they have been discovered in excavations.Syrian glassmakers during this time were known for their plain glass bowls of single colors.Reference site:https://www.britannica.com/topic/glass-properties-composition-and-industrial-production-234890/History-of-glassmaking