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JUST TOO COOL: Who knows what happens to your lost stuff!

I can’t help but post this because it is JUST TOO COOL. A 4th c. Gallo-Roman chariot wheel was found intact in the Rhone River! HERE Remarkable. In other news, from Archeology… KASHIHARA, JAPAN—A dark blue dish and a clear painted … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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