Among the amphorae
, we have identified 60 fragments (38 rims and 22 handles), 30 of which allowed a typological classification.
have now been offered to the Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
The samples came from Etruscan amphorae
dated to around 525 to 475 B.C.
Various civilizations established their own "factories" to manufacture bulk quantities of amphorae
to transport goods, 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., 1977).
Knowledge of the ancient sources leads to an interesting review of excavated amphorae
, including discussion of the saving of wine in its containers for long periods, with significant implications for chronologies.
from Unidentified Centres in the North Aegean," in The Cauldron of Ariantas: Studies Presented to A.
Cap off a unit on the Phoenicians--the civilization of Eastern Mediterranean traders that plied their wares as far away as Europe and Africa from 1200 to 146 B.C.--by having students build a model the clay jars known as amphorae
. To see an ancient amphora and get basic information about the Phoenicians, visit http://www.mariner.org/age/phoenicians.html and http://www.asor.org/outreach/ DayLifeArtifact1.htm.
The net is cast widely: select individuals and places, religions, languages, and material remains (for example, amphorae
, ceramics, mosaics) are all covered, in the company of more general themes ranging from foodstuffs to literacy and spiritual direction.
The memorable terra-cotta amphorae
suspended over transparent basins are promised, as are at least two major installations realized specifically for Trento.
When sonar and ROVs go looking for them, they'd be easier to find if those amphorae
weren't in the way.
More than 500 amphorae
from the Mazotos shipwreck in situ (file photo)