A type of jar with two handles and a narrow neck, used in ancient Greece and Rome for storing and transporting various goods.
Late 16th century, from latin amphora, from greek amphoreus (two-handled jar).
- The archaeologist discovered an ancient amphora while excavating the site.
- The amphora was filled with olive oil.
- The vase is an ancient Greek amphora.
- Amphoras were used to transport wine, oil, and other goods.
- The pottery amphora was a common household object in ancient times.