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Amphoras on display in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Greece

Amphoras are pottery containers which were used for the storage and transport in the Greek and Roman world. Their importance to the original users was their contents, and to the archaeologist they offer a direct reflection of the large-scale movement of goods, principally foodstuffs, in the ancient world. Many are large, two-handled and with a rounded or spiked foot.[1]

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  1. Tyers, P. (1996). Roman amphoras in Britain. Internet Archaeology, (1). DOI:10.11141/ia.1.6

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Creative Commons Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence: Tyers, P. (1996). Roman amphoras in Britain. Internet Archaeology, (1). DOI:10.11141/ia.1.6.