Greek & Roman Ship Amphorae Photos

Ancient Mediterranean nations shipped olive oil and wine in rustic terracotta bottles which had pointed rather than flat bottoms and two handles for lifting at the top. The top-shaped bottoms allowed for more cargo to fit into tapered ship holds. Many Amphorae were recovered from ship wrecks.

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Amphorae from an Islamic ship likely from Spain at Antibes Archeology Museum. Antibes, France.Amphorae likely from a Spanish Islamic ship at Antibes Archeology Museum. Antibes, France.Collection of amphorae at Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Etruscan ceramic amphora from le Grau du Roi at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.
Amphorae from an Islamic ship likely from Spain (10thC) at Antibes Archeology Museum. Antibes, France.Amphorae likely from a Spanish Islamic ship (10thC) at Antibes Archeology Museum. Antibes, France.Collection of amphorae (4th-2nd C BCE) at Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Etruscan ceramic amphora (end 6th - start 5th C BCE) from le Grau du Roi (Gard) at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.
Grecian-Italic ceramic amphora from tomb in Nimes at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Collection of Roman-era amphorae to ship oils & wine in antiquity at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Roman-era ceramic amphorae of various designs were tapered to fit the hulls of ships at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Collection of Roman-era amphorae for commerce of oils & wine at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Grecian-Italic ceramic amphora (end 2nd C BCE) from tomb in Nimes at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Collection of Roman-era amphorae to ship oils & wine in antiquity at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Roman-era ceramic amphorae of various designs were tapered to fit the hulls of ships at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.Collection of Roman-era amphorae for commerce of oils & wine at Arles Antiquities Museum. Arles, France.
Amphorae, which varied by where made & what they contained, from various regions at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Basketry saddle for carrying amphorae of olive oil from Spain at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille, France.Roman amphora at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.Collection of Roman grave markers & amphorae at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Amphorae, which varied by where made & what they contained, from various regions (1st-3rdC) at National Museum of History & Art. Luxembourg, Luxembourg.Basketry saddle for carrying amphorae of olive oil (c1970) from Spain at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Marseille, France.Roman amphora (c200) at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.Collection of Roman grave markers & amphorae at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Collection of Bronze Age & Iron Age ceramics at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.


Collection of Bronze Age & Iron Age ceramics (900-625 BCE) at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.



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