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1,700-Year-Old 'Roman Glass' Discovered In East China
Xinhua/China.org ^ | 11-20-2005

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)


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1700; archeology; china; discovered; east; glass; godsgravesglyphs; homerhdubs; liquan; old; roman; romanempire; romansinchina; uzbekistan; year
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1 posted on 11/20/2005 1:31:35 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 11/20/2005 1:32:04 PM PST by blam
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1,700-year-old 'Roman Glass' Discovered in East China

Rome imported silk from China. It would be logical to think that the trade went both ways.

3 posted on 11/20/2005 1:33:19 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not all problems can be solved with a sledge hammer. Sometimes nitroglycerin is required. Or a Nuke)
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To: blam

There was substantial trade.


4 posted on 11/20/2005 1:34:07 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: blam

BTTT


5 posted on 11/20/2005 1:34:51 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Fiddlstix

The "Lost legion"?


6 posted on 11/20/2005 1:35:58 PM PST by DCBryan1
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To: blam

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...


7 posted on 11/20/2005 1:46:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: RightWhale

"There was substantial trade."

Any estimates of when the first plate of Pasta with/without Tomato sauce was served in Italy?


8 posted on 11/20/2005 1:47:33 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

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.


9 posted on 11/20/2005 1:50:49 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: RightWhale

"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.


10 posted on 11/20/2005 1:56:18 PM PST by truth_seeker
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"Any estimates of when the first plate of Pasta with/without Tomato sauce was served in Italy? "

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).

11 posted on 11/20/2005 1:58:16 PM PST by blam
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To: blam; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; StayAt HomeMother; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; asp1; ...
Thanks Blam.

Reprise for all -- there's a record in the surviving Han court archive which names the emperor Marcus Aurelius. See also the Tamil Trade topic, and "Romans in China".

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12 posted on 11/20/2005 2:00:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated my FR profile on Wednesday, November 2, 2005.)
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To: RightWhale
They still don't quite get the idea of pizza.

They had “pizza” (borrowed from the Greeks) – flat bread smeared with olive oil. Thanks to Central Americans and a Spaniard, Italians were finally able to make something that resembled a true Pizza – brought to its true maturity in New York City.
13 posted on 11/20/2005 2:08:12 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: truth_seeker

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.


14 posted on 11/20/2005 2:08:42 PM PST by wildbill
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Then the pizza was finally perfected in Chicago!


15 posted on 11/20/2005 2:14:42 PM PST by Iwentsouth
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To: Iwentsouth

AH! The perennial battle between New York style and Chicago style pizza!


16 posted on 11/20/2005 2:29:54 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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AH! The perennial battle between New York style and Chicago style pizza!

Inept bunglers compared to New Haven CT.

17 posted on 11/20/2005 2:34:55 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: blam

"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.


18 posted on 11/20/2005 2:35:50 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: muir_redwoods

The best pizza I have ever had is made in Newport News, Virginia - in my kitchen.


19 posted on 11/20/2005 2:36:35 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: blam

Us glass men really get around.


20 posted on 11/20/2005 2:37:19 PM PST by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Remember the Maine, Remember the Alamo..... Remember Murtha)
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