Saturday, 19 January 2013

Missing piece of glass discovered in Swansea

A piece of glass on display at the Egypt Centre in Swansea is thought to be 3000 years old.  The glass fragment which is on loan from nearby Swansea Museum, appears to be part of an amphora which is housed at the Cairo Museum.  The vase which is 15 inches high came from the tomb of Tiye, wife of pharaoh Amenhotep III.

The piece of glass is 4 cm big and features the name of Amenhotep II.  It was given to the museum by the family of Harold Jones, an artist who worked in the Valley of the Kings in the early 20th century.

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