The AMPHORAS Project

This site contains information on plain, unglazed, ceramic storage containers, with two handles, mostly pointed at the bottom, used to carry wine, oil, fish, and other commodities around the ancient Mediterranean. AMPHORAS is making available part of the archive collected by Virginia R. Grace at the excavations of the Agora at Athens, as well as some additional materials. Included are:

Data on Amphoras

We are constructing a searchable database of descriptions and stamp readings of published Greek (and some Roman) amphoras, including some illustrations. These are organized by finding-place, and can be searched by specifying place of manufacture, names, devices, or other data in stamps, etc. Some material from Athens and Corinth is available.

Search data


E-mail comments or queries welcomed by the AMPHORAS Project
                 __                                 __
                [||]   CG Koehler | PMW Matheson   [||]
                (  )    The AMPHORAS Project       (  )
                 \/    Athens+Baltimore+Toronto     \/  

Email addresses:
Carolyn G. Koehler, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Philippa MW Matheson, Toronto
Note: neither the University of Toronto nor the CHASS facility is in any way responsible for the contents of the material made available here by the AMPHORAS Project.