Amphorae

chasingsooz

Sydney, Australia

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For the longest time I dreamed of a wild adventure in Italy. In April 2008 that dream became an extraordinary reality.

Our visit to the forgotten city of Pompeii remains a highlight of our trip. The images and stories from this archaeological site will remain with me for the rest of my life.

On August 24 in the year 79 A.D. the volcano Vesuvius exploded, taking the town by surprise. In just two hours the entire city of Pompeii was completely buried under a deadly shroud of ashes six meters deep.

Amphorae was taken inside the Forum Olitorium, an outside area where they now store a wide variety of archaeological materials. Amphoras (pl. amphorae) were large two-handled storage jars with a tapering oval shape, often used for storing liquids like wine or oil. Timeless, beautiful and functional, I don’t think they would look out of place in the modern homes of today.

© chasingsooz 2008

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