Definition of amphora in English:
noun (plural amphorae /-ˌrē/ or amphoras)
A tall ancient Greek or Roman jar with two handles and a narrow neck.
- The relative sequences for fine wares, lamps, amphoras, cooking pots, and plain wares can be clearly established, and general trends have become apparent.
- The unburned pots include a neck-handled amphora, a cup, three small jugs, and a pyxis; a bronze pin lay around the shoulder of the urn on the east and south and a gold ring was found on bedrock in the southern half of the urn-hole.
- The large pottery vessels known as amphorae are among the most common finds from the Roman period in excavations, both on land and under the sea.
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