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.
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.
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.
by having students build a model the clay jars known as amphorae
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.
Her holds were filled with amphorae
, the clay shipping containers of the ancient world.
We skim over the rocky bottom, examining fragments of tenth-thirteenth century amphorae
and pithoi that lie among more modern debris: wine bottles, fishing weights, metal cables.