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Amphorae Stacked Inside a Ship

Photo uploaded on 09/01/2011 - 16:06
Institute for Exploration / Ocean Exploration Trust
This museum display shows how the unique shape of many amphorae allows stacking along the curved sides of a ship. A packing material, such as straw, was used to cushion and protect the bottom and sides of the amphorae from movement while the ship was at sea.