The history of glass stretches back over 3,500 years, spanning the globe and embracing different cultures along the way. Today glass serves so many essential functions that a world without it is hard to imagine but how did it evolve from the early glass objects of the Bronze Age to the highly advanced and multifunctional material we know today?
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Our timeline is not intended to represent a complete history of glass but rather to show some of the major developments over the years.