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Roman glass flask

This bottle was found in Cyprus and was made during a time when Cyprus was part of the Roman Empire (58BC - 330AD). Mixing sand (silica), soda (alkali), and lime at a high temperature makes glass. Glass making throughout the Roman Empire was advanced by the invention of glass blowing toward the end of the first century BC. Blown glass was quicker to produce, making it easier and cheaper to buy.Sha…