The Gallery

The Virtual Gallery

Take a sneak peek at a few of the many handcrafted panes of stained glass at Roots of Knowledge.  Altogether, Roots of Knowledge incorporates 60,000 pieces of glass, as well as actual rock, fossils, coins, meteorite, petrified wood, and coral; materials were carefully selected to authentically illustrate the narrative to each historic event.


Orion and Copernicus

Panel B-2 illustrates swirling matter coming together and forming the universe, the constellation Orion and Copernicus’ solar system model showing the sun as the center of the universe.

Cliffs of Moher

Panel I-2 includes Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher, the Colosseum, the Ptolemy World Map, and Cicero. It also includes two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The Lighthouse of Alexandria and the statue of Zeus at Olympia.

Hagia Sophia

Panel K-2 shows the Hagia Sophia, Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock, the Quran, Chinese Kongming lanterns, travelers on the Silk Road, Hadrian’s Wall, and the plague rat.

Tatev Monastery of Armenia

Panel L-2 features the Tatev Monastery of Armenia, as well as the Borgund Stave Church in Norway, Moai head sculptures on Easter Island, a gondola and viking ship, the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland, and Stirling Castle in Scotland.