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Re: Re OT Amphorae (was: "Usefull languages")

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, February 21, 2002, 13:32
Christophe Grandsire wrote:

>En réponse à Padraic Brown <agricola@...>: > >> Cool. An ancient one or a new one? And more importantly, is it >> filled with wine? ;) > >Well, I'll ask him about the age, because I haven't the faintest idea how
>it is. It looks quite ancient, but at the same time well conserved. > >As for the wine, if there ever was wine in it, it has been drunk a long
>ago, and looking how the inside looks, I'd never put any drinkable liquid
>it :)) .
IIRC I've seen modern repro amphora-type pots at Pier 1 and that ilk (they need a metal stand since they have a pointy bottom.) If modern, yours probably had a plant in it, hence the dirty residue. If ancient, perhaps pine tar-- ooooh, you could make your own retsina....... :-?