||Sidonian Amphora Item 1632|
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Sidonian Mold Blown Amphora 1st Century AD (Ancient Sidon, Now Medina Sidonia Spain)
A major breakthrough in glass making was the discovery of glass blowing some time between 27 BC and 14 AD by Syrian craftsmen from Sidon Babylon.
The earliest evidence is a collection of waste from a glass workshop which contained fragments of glass tubes, rods and tiny blown bottles dumped in a mikvah (ritual bath) in the Jewish Quarter of The Old City of Jerusalem dated 37 to 4 BC.
Some of the glass tubes are fire-closed at one end and partially inflated by blowing through the open end while still hot to form a small bottle.