“Drink That You May Live”: Ancient Glass from the Yale University Art Gallery
Alain Truong | Alaintruong.com | 4th August 2017
Glass objects were appearing in Mesopotamia earlier than 2000BC. Improvements in manufacturing accumulated steadily but the big step forward came with glass blowing in the first century BC. From this point glass started replacing metal and ceramic items in the average household. All of which doesn’t answer the burning question – how does a glass object survive for thousands of years?