Fifteen of us enjoyed a fascinating illustrated presentation given by Julian Henderson, Professor of Archaeological Science at the University of Nottingham. Among Julian’s specialisms are the silk roads, early Islamic archaeology, and the manufacture of glass.
The talk gave a real insight into a period that is little known to members of the group; among the highlights were descriptions of digs done at al-Raqqa exploring the industrial and artistic production of glass in large ancient cities of the 9th century Abbasid Caliphate.
The presentation was recorded and can be downloaded below. It is just over an hour long and is on an mp4 file of 59 MB. Be aware that the presentation was subject to the upload speeds of the internet and there are occasional delays between a topic and the slide accompanying it.
Enjoy, but be aware that the copyright of the presentation belongs to Julian Henderson.