A is for Amphorae

I have always wanted to do this challenge and, for the 10th anniversary, I’m jumping in. Taking on a monthly theme looks intriguing, but I’m just going to have to wing it. You can write stories, post recipes, poetry, photography, but it’s got to correspond to a letter of the alphabet and cover every day of the month. The challenge is to blog every day.

If you want to join in, it’s not too late, you have until April 6th to sign up here: www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2019/


Taken at Ostia Antica, May 2016, the intriguing remains of the port city of Ostia on the Tiber are remarkably preserved. Standing at the center of the labyrinthine remains of the homes and streets, it wasn’t hard to imagine the busy port, the rollicking taverns, the amphitheater filled to capacity, and raucous markets. These undecorated amphorae likely carried wine and olive oil on the trade ships.


These are in the British Museum–we were in London in 2010. Maybe my theme will be vacation photos, lol. Or History things. Or both, since that’s why we vacation.7-scan0007

In searching out a little more about amphorae, I found this very interesting article at the Ancient History Encyclopedia website. Based on the this, I’m going to guess the older amphora is the one in the first picture. Follow the link if you also want to know more 🙂