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Video: 1,600-year-old kilns discovered in Israel shed new light on ancient glass industry

By Stephanie Liverani / April 20, 2016

Remains of 1,600-year-old kilns were discovered in Israel, where archaeologists believe commercial quantities of raw glass were produced—a discovery that proves Israel was one of the largest glass manufacturers in the ancient world, the Israel Antiquities Authority reports.

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Ancient pottery unearthed in Israel contains 8,000-year-old olive oil

By Jessica McMathis / January 15, 2015

Ancient clay pots unearthed during an excavation in Israel show that the vessels contained 8,000 year-old olive oil, likely used in both diet and lighting.

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