Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman glass bowl, thought to be a unique find in the Western Roman Empire, at an ancient cemetery beyond the walls of the old city of London.
The “millefiori” dish (a thousand flowers), believed to date from around the 2nd to 3rd century A.D., is a mosaic of hundreds of indented blue petals with white bordering.
“For it to have survived intact is amazing. In fact, it is unprecedented in the western Roman world,” said Jenny Hall, curator of the Roman collection at the Museum of London.
Pretty neat, but too bad excavating it caused it to deteriorate.