sorry for the resend if this is one, I received a strange error message.

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From: John Huntington <>
Date: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] glass in ancient India
To: Dagmar Wujastyk <>
Cc: Dan Lusthaus <>, indology <>

In the northern Indic regions of what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan, there was a substantial number of glass objects found at Begram and some blue glass blocks (paving tiles?) around the stupa at Butkara I in Swat.  The Begram material is probably imported but the big blocks of blue glass at Butkara I may have been produced locally.

The Begram material is published in the J. Hackin: Memoires de la Delegation Archeologique Francaise en Afghanistan, Recherches Arceologiques a Begram Chantier No. 2  (1937), Text and Planches (2 vols)  and Nouvelles Recherches Archeologiques a Begram (ancienne Kapici) (1939-1940) Text and Planches (2 books).

I am not sure of the blue glass from Butkara I was ever published.

John C. Huntington

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Dagmar Wujastyk <> wrote:
Many thanks for these very helpful pointers!

On 7 July 2016 at 16:07, Dan Lusthaus <> wrote:

>From the British Museum, by Rachel Mairs, "Glassware from Roman Egypt at Begram (Afghanistan) and the Red Sea trade”. Includes large bibliography.


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