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  • n. Plural form of amphora.


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  • (This was a medieval, not an ancient problem: the ancients used amphorae, which provided a better seal).

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  • This year's episode had Mr. Putin donning scuba gear and retrieving sixth-century Greek amphorae from the bottom of the Sea of Azov.

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  • In an unusually candid glimpse into the cultivation of Putin's macho image, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said archaeologists had planted the amphorae in shallow water for the politician to find.

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  • In video footage of the dive, Putin holds two fragments of what are said to be sixth-century BC amphorae and says "the boys and I found them" in about 2 metres 6 feet of clear water.

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  • The ships had been carrying amphorae, or large jars, containing wine from Italy, and cargo from North Africa and Spain including olive oil, fruit and garum, a pungent fish sauce that was a favorite ingredient in Roman cooking.

    Ancient Shipwrecks Found Off Italian Coast

  • He began to study the origins of winemaking, reading the works of Roman viticulturist Lucius Columella, and discovered that up until around 1,000 A.D. all wines were made in clay amphorae.

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  • After harvest from his 18-hectare site near Oslavia, he fills the amphorae with grapes.

    Keeping Wine Honest

  •   In their wealth of amphorae, the vessels carried goods from North Africa, Italy and Spain.

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  • The downstairs rooms were festooned with sweet-smelling flora, and numerous amphorae of wine were being carried in from the street.


  • We hid jewelry and coins in amphorae of wine and olive oil and carted them across the city.



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