Saxon Blue Glass

Stunning examples of Saxon blue glass. These would have formed part of the Saxon Monastery which stood on the site. Dating back to AD 700, their chemical analysis confirms that they were created from re-melting old Roman glass, which was likely imported from the continent. Combined with the glass furnaces found in Glastonbury, they suggest that continental craftspeople were employed in glass-working and other construction activities on the Saxon monastery.

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