The First Glass in History
Glass appears in many different forms throughout history. The oldest glass with a date on it is a bead belonging to Amenhotep the Pharaoh who lived between 1500 – 1527 BC. Then, the first examples of glass in a vessel form were observed in the ancient layers from the 14th century BC discovered in the city-state of Tell Alalakh.
The earliest evidence of its merchantability was found in the Uluburun Shipwreck discovered off the southwest coast of Turkey and it dates back to the late 14th century BC. It is seen in original forms and designs in all the lands under the rule of Akhaemenid during the 5th century BC. Glass, the use of which has become more and more widespread in time, has developed into a daily material frequently used by the people upon the discovery of the free-blowing technique during the Roman Period.