Unguent Jars in Napoli

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Readers of this blog may remember a piece of glass found last year at Chedworth Roman Villa.

We looked for comparisons and found nothing from Roman Britain.

This week I went to the National Museum of Archaeology in Naples where many of the finds from the excavations of Pompei and Herculaneum are housed.

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Rooms full of whole glass vessels covered when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

One case had perfume and unguent jars imported from Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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Here is Peter’s piece of glass found at Chedworth last August for comparison.

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