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Very cool: Ancient Roman stuff found in a 5th century tomb in Japan

For your Just Too Cool file comes this from the History Blog:
Roman jewelry found in ancient Japanese tomb
Two glass beads that bear the characteristics of Roman craftsmanship have been found in a 5th century tomb in Nagaoka, near Kyoto in … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Window Glass Discovered at Glastonbury Abbey

From a reader for your Just Too Cool file:
Anglo-Saxon Window Glass Discovered at Glastonbury Abbey (Somerset)
New research led by the University of Reading has revealed that finds at Glastonbury Abbey provide the earliest archaeological evidence for glass-making in Britain.
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Do As I Say, Not As I Do! – UPDATE

Do you recall that “Do As I Say, Not As I Do!” post?  Refresh your memory here.
Precious or not, beautiful or not, Pope Benedict did not use glass vessels at the Mass as Mestre/Venice.

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Do as I say, not as I do?

I found this through our friends at Rorate.  I am left scratching my head.
The Holy Father is to make this coming weekend a Pastoral Visit to Venice.  For the occasion, the glassmakers of Murano have prepared (original source in Italian … Continue reading

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