Skip to comments.1,700-Year-Old 'Roman Glass' Discovered In East China
Posted on 11/20/2005 1:31:32 PM PST by blam
1,700-year-old 'Roman Glass' Discovered in East China
Glass remains over 1,700 years old, possibly imported from ancient Rome, have been discovered in an ancient tomb located in east China's Anhui Province, local cultural relic department said on Sunday.
The tomb was found during the latest road project in Zhulong Village of Dangtu County in Anhui. Archaeologists believed the tomb was built in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420).
Covered with white mantlerock, the glass remains seem to have ancient Roman shapes and craftwork.
According to the local cultural relic department, the owner of the tomb was possibly from an eminent family of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
Besides the "Roman glass," other rare articles including a gold bracelet, a silver ring, a bronze bowl and porcelain were also discovered in the tomb.
Currently, pieces of the "Roman glass" have been sent to the Anhui-based University of Science and Technology of China for further study and analysis, said the local cultural relic department.
(Xinhua News Agency November 20, 2005)
Rome imported silk from China. It would be logical to think that the trade went both ways.
There was substantial trade.
The "Lost legion"?
It's really sad to see you folks miss the implications. There was obviously a glass ceiling. Women's equality was first championed in China. Gosh, the clues were all there. Heh heh heh...
"There was substantial trade."
Any estimates of when the first plate of Pasta with/without Tomato sauce was served in Italy?
The Roman legions travelled on cabbage and a pouch of grain, which they had to mill for themselves. This made them edgy and always on the lookout for better food. They still don't quite get the idea of pizza.
"The Roman legions travelled on cabbage and a pouch of grain, which they had to mill for themselves. This made them edgy and always on the lookout for better food. They still don't quite get the idea of pizza."
If somebody expected me to get by on cabbage, I'd be on the lookout for better food, too.
Any food is better than cabbage.
Wasn't it in the 1200's that Marco Polo brought noodles back from China? And then, in the 1500's the tomato was obtained from the new world (Americas).
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They still don't quite get the idea of pizza.
The first pasta was probably served shortly after Marco Polo reurned with the secret of how to make spaghetti.
By the way, if you've ever seen it made by hand in the ancient manner, it's quite remarkable.
Then the pizza was finally perfected in Chicago!
AH! The perennial battle between New York style and Chicago style pizza!
Inept bunglers compared to New Haven CT.
"Wasn't it in the 1200's that Marco Polo brought noodles back from China? And then, in the 1500's the tomato was obtained from the new world (Americas)."
You are the winner. Tomatos from Mexico completed the ingredient list.
My mother-in-law stirs up a mean plate, using pasta, olive oil, and mustard greens.
A favorite with families that came directly from Apulia (Italy) to California. Mustard greens grow wild in both places.
The best pizza I have ever had is made in Newport News, Virginia - in my kitchen.
Us glass men really get around.
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