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 Amphore

Amphora

Glossary term

Amphore
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Term for a vessel of clay, pottery, bronze, and more rarely from Glass , The Greek word "Amphora" is derived from it that you could "wear two handles" on. ("Amphi" = "on both sides" and "pheromone" = "bear"). It was probably built by the Canaanites, the ancestors of the Phoenicia , Invented and 1500 BC, according to Egypt brought. The classic wine amphora was a bulbous clay pot with two handles on a narrow neck and a pointed base. Amphorae were generally of a foot, so they are not without usually three-legged base could be made, but were also stored flat or hung on the handles. They were also often used for water t...
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