The invention of glassblowing.

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“The art of shaping a mass of glass that has been softened by heat by blowing air into it through a tube.”[1]


Glassblowing was invented in the first century BCE in Mesopotamia when it was under Roman rule[2]. Here is a depiction[3] of the glassmaking process:

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Sand (which is mostly made of silicon dioxide) is heated in an oven until it is melted. Once melted, the glass blower uses the blowpipe to blow the molten glass into the desired shape.



Here is the location[4] of Mesopotamia:

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  2. Px02AgAAQBAJ&hl=en, page 3.
  3. history-old-time/