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Amphora, Wine Storage Jar


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 November 2015
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A black-figure drinking scene on an amphora. Amphorae are a particular type of storage vessel which were used for the storage and transportation of liquids, mainly wine. They were usually ceramic and can be dated back to the neolithic period. Attica, Greece, circa 350-310 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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