Monday, 28 November 2011

The Worlds Oldest Stained Glass Window


The oldest stained glass discovered in the world to date is at St. Paul's church in Jarrow. The fragments of glass dated 7th. century were unearthed in the monastery grounds when Durham University organised an archaeological dig in 1973/74. These fragments were placed into a Saxon window of the church chancel in a small circular panel 7" in diameter, and can be viewed daily by visitors to St. Paul's as can be seen below






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