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Rare Roman glass bowl found 1,700 years after burial with merchant

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    Rare Roman glass bowl found 1,700 years after it s buried next to merchant in East London The Daily Mail [UK], 29th April 2009 This beautiful translucent dish
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      Rare Roman glass bowl found 1,700 years after it's buried next to
      merchant in East London
      The Daily Mail [UK], 29th April 2009

      This beautiful translucent dish belonged to a wealthy East Londoner
      living in Roman Britain 1,700 years ago. The rare 'millefiori' bowl -
      meaning 'one thousand flowers' was unearthed by archaeologists in London
      and is thought to be the first find of its kind in the western Roman
      empire. Researchers believe it will give fresh insight into life in
      Roman Britain. The dish is made up of hundreds of translucent blue
      indented glass petals, bordered with white embedded in a bright red
      glass background. Glass experts say it is the first time such a complete
      dish has been found outside of the eastern Roman empire - where finds
      like this have been made in Egypt and surrounding areas.

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