Glass Blowing Dates Back To Egypt and Mesopotamia
By James Donahue
The discovery of the remains of an ancient glass factory on Egypt’s Nile Delta
has reinforced something that archaeologists have known for a long time . . . people in Egypt and even in earlier civilizations
throughout the Golden Crescent knew how to make glass.
Thilo Rehren and Edgar B. Pusch, English and German archaeologists, respectively, discovered
a large number of glass artifacts, including ceramic crucibles containing remnants of glass in them, at a site called Qantir-Piramesses.
The items date back to about 1,250 B.C.
The two researchers say the materials they found suggest that the glass was being produced
in a large factory-like environment. And this reveals that the ancients lived in a more modern setting than we might be giving
them credit for.
Some research into this subject led to the revelation that glass manufacturing began
in Mesopotamia, back at the beginning of recorded time, perhaps in the days when Abram walked the streets of Ur or even earlier,
when Nimrod was establishing his kingdom. That could take us back to as early as 5,000 years B.C., at about the time historians
once thought modern man first emerged from caves and began building cities.
Archaeological discoveries show that even then, potters fused sand and minerals while
firing their clay into glass. Eventually the Mesopotamians even developed the art of glass blowing.
Thus humans were capable of not only building structures in which to live, but making
glass covered openings for omitting light and keeping the weather out. They used it only for drinking vessels, holding liquids,
and for decorative ornamental objects, however.
The old books that survived destruction by the Christians over the years talk about
the angels that came down among men and taught them to make metals and other useful items for building, ornamentation and
even beautifying the body. The stories strongly point to alien contact.
The Book of Enoch, for example, tells how the angel Azazel "taught men to make swords
and knives and shields and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets,
and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring
tinctures . ."
If the people of that time know the art of melting iron to make swords and breastplates,
they also know how to melt sand to make glass.
These were among the first steps before an industrial movement of that time. The evidence
is strong that the humanoid animals of the forest had a great deal of extraterrestrial help at that key moment in history.
The talents of the people of that time rose far beyond the simple manufacture of flint
arrowheads, clay pots and dishes and it happened almost overnight. They used glass and metal pipes to blow colored glass into
a variety of useful and ornamental shapes. They also made decorative jewelry and other objects to brighten their homes and
At first these things were available only to the very wealthy, perhaps the kings and
rulers. But by the time of the Roman Empire, there was such mass production of glass that it was possible by then to have
been available even to the poor.