Amphora

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Amphorae on display in Bodrum Castle, Turkey
Greek amphora, showing the goddess Athena
Dressel 1B type amphora
Key : 1 : rim - 2 : neck - 3 : handle - 4 : shoulder - 5 : belly or body - 6 : foot

In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, amphoras were used to transport liquids, or grain. Amphores had two handles, used for carrying. Amphores existed in different sizes, between 5 litres and 50 litres. They were made of clay, or metal.

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Amphoras existed even before the times of Ancient Greece and Rome. Old amphoras as old as 4500 BCE. have been found in China.[1]

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