Ancient Roman Amphoras

Ancient Roman Amphoras

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Ancient Roman amphoras were a highly successful means of transporting foodstuffs such as oil, olives, nuts, garum and of course wine.
Their shapes have been catalogued and help us understand provenance and trade routes throughout the Roman era.
The Monte Testaccio hill in Rome is entirely made of broken amphora shards…

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