'Grecian Bottle' Puzzle by True Genius


Early civilisations shaped our world by solving puzzles. Faced with a problem, they were able to visualise and execute a creative solution with a few resources. These brilliant innovations are the foundations of our modern society and the mark of true genius.

The origins of glass making are shrouded in mystery. In many cultures the technique was a highly coveted secret passed down from master to apprentice and sharing it was punishable by death!

One of the earliest forms of glass making, core forming, is traced back to ancient Greece. This process shaped liquid glass around a solid object to create a hollow centre. Once it was cool, the core was removed to unveil flasks which were used to store perfumed oil. 

This ancient flask puzzle challenges you to use gravity, friction, and the items inside the glass to remove everything from the bottle. Emptying the bottle is challenging, but returning everything back into the bottle in its original state is even more difficult.

Ages 14+
Difficulty level - 5 

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