Amphora Sentence Examples
In some places you can see ancient amphora littering the seabed, in others long submerged cities sleeping beneath the waves.
The oldest known pieces are imitations of the Athenian mintage of the 4th century B.C., with the legend AOE and the owl standing on an overturned amphora.
One contained an amphora full of reclaimed mosaic pieces, presumably for use by the town's building trade.
In the foreground is a broken amphora, in the process of being excavated in a house just outside the citadel walls.
This involves the excavation, detailed recording and analysis of neonate remains from large amphora dating to 600BC.Advertisement
It has not been stated in this chronicle that he had large outstanding ears, rather like the handles of a Greek amphora.
Eighteenth century redware sherds and a fragment of Spanish amphora have been recovered from the foreshore in this area.
Finds of wine amphora at Bainbridge Roman Fort imply that life for the Roman soldier had its pleasures.
What is lacking in both the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods is amphora sherds, both domestic and imported.
For he applied himself to manufacture wares having a close affinity with the shocking monstrosities used for sepulchral purposes in ancient Apulia, where fragments of dissected satyrs, busts of nymphs or halves of horses were considered graceful excrescences for the adornment of an amphora or a pithos.Advertisement
The two other most remarkable examples of this cameo glass are an amphora at Naples and the Auldjo vase.
The amphora was a standard measure of capacity among both Greeks and Romans, the Attic containing nearly nine gallons, and the Roman about six.
The Roman amphora being equal to the cubic foot, and containing 80 librae of water, is one of the strongest cases of such relations, being often mentioned by ancient writers.
By the sextarius of Dresden (2) the amphora is 1695; by the congius of Ste Genevieve (2) 1700 cub.
The Roman theory of the amphora being the cubic foot makes it 1569 cub.Advertisement
To the right the pottery amphora can be seen.
Though it has no exact relation to the congius or amphora, yet it is closely = 4977 grains, the 1/80th of the cubic foot of water.