Author 'D.marsim' (Id 113946 ) : A little history about 5000 years ago, man began making glass in the region of the Fertile Crescent and the Nile Valley. Once the blowpipe was invented in Phoenicia, around 100 BC / AD. The glassmakers were able to create larger containers in much less time. Our Museum Cinquantenaire in Brussels has a beautiful collection of glass through the ages. I let you appreciate them.