The amphorae which you hid in the mound are probably—I can't say for certain, mind—priceless.
Fruits and other edibles of all kinds were kept in amphorae.
The ware is generally rather rough, thick and brown for the amphorae, thin and red for smaller vessels.
The amphorae were sometimes marked with the name of the wine, and the names of the consuls for the year in which they were filled.
In one house the place of an iron tripod was taken by three pointed ends of amphorae set upright on the hearth.
On other amphorae the words for bean meal (lomentum), honey, and lentils appear, the last being designated by the Greek word.
Her vases and amphorae have been frequently exhibited and are praised by connoisseurs and critics.
A great number of amphorae were found in it, as also in both peristyles.
early 14c., "two-handled vessel for holding wine, oil, etc.," from Latin amphora from Greek amphoreus "an amphora, jar, urn," contraction of amphiphoreus, literally "two-handled," from amphi- "on both sides" (see amphi-) + phoreus "bearer," related to pherein "to bear" (see infer). Also a liquid measure in the ancient world, in Greece equal to 9 gallons, in Rome to 6 gallons, 7 pints.