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an ancient Greek or Roman two-handled narrow-necked jar for oil, wine, etc.



an ancient vessel made of clay, more rarely of metal, with a wide top, a narrow neck, and two handles.

Amphoras, used to store and transport wine and oil, sometimes served as banquet vessels. Amphoras were often decorated with paintings. Artistically, the amphoras of the archaic and classical periods created by the Greeks Ex-ekias, Amasis, Andokides, Duris, and Polygnotos I are the most interesting. Amphoras were also made in the Middle Ages, particularly in tenth-and 12th-century Kievan Rus’.

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The amphorae have now been offered to the Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
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Different people in different areas and in different times had their own style of ceramic amphorae that you can discern at a glance--they way you can discern a Heinz ketchup bottle from a Coke bottle," Foley said.
It could be that, as the amphorae were semi-porous, it is due to some of the wine seeping through to the exterior (Curtis, 2001), but this does not sit entirely comfortably alongside evidence that at least some Egyptian amphorae had their inner surface sealed with resins precisely to stop such seepage of product (Darby et al.
Among the items are kitchen and other household wares, fine bronze vessels, two heavy lead anchor pieces and at least eight different types of amphorae intended for storing wine, olive oil, fish sauce and preserved fruit, McCann said.
Pottery of different categories, such as fine wares, plain wares, cooking ware and transport amphorae, some of which bore stamps, were found.
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the Mediterranean and Black seas were major thoroughfares for ships loaded with thousands of curvaceous jars known as amphorae, thought from their shape to contain a drink made from fermented grape juice.
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In an interview with internet channel, TV Dozhd, the Prime Minister's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "Look, Putin did not on that day, find the amphorae which had been lying there for thousands of years.
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