Artisan demonstration: Glass beads

Place: Roman city quarter
Venue: Artisans’ stands
Time: 1:00 pm to 1:30 p.m.
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Colorful glass beads were a favorite type of jewelry in all provinces of the Roman Empire – and far beyond. In ancient times, it was impossible to reach the temperature at which sand melts, so various tricks were resorted to in bead manufacturing to lower the melting point. You can find out more on this and other interesting aspects of bead making during this engaging presentation.




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