noun (plural pithoi /ˈpɪθɔɪ/)Archaeology
A large earthenware storage jar.
- A number of vases were recovered in the room: two high-necked cups, a large skyphos, three amphoras, two hydrias, a cooking pot, and two pithoi.
- Finds from the upper levels of A1600 consisted of numerous large fragments of pithoi, perhaps attesting to additional storage in this area.
- Other than the pithos and its lid, no ceramic vessels were clearly being used in the room at the time it was destroyed.
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