Scientists say the glass is the largest known deposit of natural silica glass on the planet Earth (about 98% Si O2).
The terror of the war during the last years is still fresh in people’s memories.
Ali Alrayani, 92, has war memories dating back to the Second World War, when he was fighting in the desert.
The glass was known to the ancient Egyptians who used it in Tutankhamen's scarab pendant (see below) and who called it " Early confirmed reports of the glass were made by members of the survey expedition led by P.
Clayton, who were sent to explore the Sand Sea and Gilf Kebir in 1932 and to investigate the earlier reports of 1846 as well as to find the legendary oasis of plateau when suddenly he felt the tyres of his car crunch.