This is what is left of the ground of a furnace after the last huge #glass slab has been chopped off it about two thousands years ago. Resting in the perplexing ruins of #Apollonia , the glass is only the sparkling tip of a site inhabited for thousands of years by a multitude of different cultures leaving us with so many unanswered questions. Between the #crusaders fortress, the Greek and #Samaritan mosaic and the #Roman villa, this eye candy is a proud remanent of exquisite #craftsmanship and skills that was part of the ancient knowledge. In A.D. 301, #Diocletian attempted to halt a rapid rise in prices by issuing his Edictum de pretiis (Edict on prices ), which established maximum prices and wages throughout the Roman #Empire Surprisingly only two kinds of glass appear in the edict. Alexandrian Glass (from Egypt ) and Green Judean glass (from israel ): “Vitri I - Judaici s virdis - libra una” (or- one pound of natural green #Judean glass for )- 13 Dinarii (silver coins ) for a pound of the most demanded raw glass in the whole empire ). The fact Judaea ceased to be a Roman province in A.D. 135, when emperor #Hadrian exiled the Jews and renamed the area Palaestina, points to the fact the Judean glass was a very specific type of glass developed in the Region at least several hundred years earlier in order to become a sough-after material across continents and keep it’s original name...Over the centuries, thousands of emerald green glass #artifacts and vessels where found in Roman sites, scattered across Europe. The glass was produced in today’s #Israel and Syria, in massive slabs of 5 to 10 tons. A mixture of soda Na2CO3-lime CaO-silica SiO2: (dry salt, limestone, beach sand, some copper or iron and maybe a secret plant ash flux to stabilize the unique color ) kilned for days at extremely high temperatures and left to dry on the ground, to later be shattered in transportable pieces and sold to #glassworkers across the seas. As for the holes on the bottom, it is probably not ancient forgotten technology but rather a very delicate #archeologist , core drilling multiple samples to analyse the compositions of every single layer. #antiqueglass #glasskiln #romanglass
My latest 4D representation of the tree of life branches derived from a locked potential universal ratio formula, describing the 3D version of the #treeoflife (looked upon from above while keeping the octaves of equal constants ) The 10 #sephiroth proportionally containing on another. While hiding the secrets of the #tetrahedron and #octahedron through the path of the 22 letters of the #alephbet , thus creating the 32 paths of wisdom. #walterrussell #universalratios
“The vector equilibrium is the zero point of happenings or non-happenings. It is the empty theatre and empty circus and empty universe ready to accommodate any act and any audience” - R. Buckminster Fuller . #cuboctahedron #vectorequilibrium #lapislazuli #philosophersstone #rbuckminsterfuller
Physiognomy . Pic by @omrishapira
Portarium Animus Oil on canvas 150*100cm ∞ Iv’e been working on this piece sporadically for 3 years now. Accepting its outlandishly slow materialization into this realm, along with the evolvement of the story. “...A tale once told, about the Portarium Animus, a gateway of many names rendered useless after the scattering of its stones under many shapes across time. Awaiting to be told again and again in a new form, with new names and heroes and lovers, each and everyone creating a new world and telling the same story of you... “
A matter of creation #platonicsolids
You simply must #visitgozo !