Who found out how to make glass?

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Who found out how to make glass?
« on: 31/01/2015 15:48:48 »
Who found out how to make glass?

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Re: Who found out how to make glass?
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2015 01:23:57 »
The earliest 'glass' dates to around 3500BC, found in Mesopotamia, however, it is not quite like the substance we know today.

It is possible that glass was an accidental by-product of the ceramic and/or metalworking trades.
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Re: Who found out how to make glass?
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/2015 03:28:20 »
There is also naturally occurring glass (obsidian and moldavite, for instance). I believe that some of the oldest glass artifacts were made from glass that formed naturally, and then was shaped by humans (either by breaking or melting).