History of Glass

History of Glass - Textured Glass

People had used naturally occurring glass, especially obsidian (the volcanic glass) before they learned how to make glass。 Obsidian was used for production of knives, arrowheads, jewelry and money。

The ancient Roman historian Pliny suggested that Phoenician merchants had made the first glass in the region of Syria around 5000BC. But according to the archaeological evidence, the first man made glass was in Eastern Mesopotamia and Egypt around 3500BC and the first glass vessels were made abo