June 01, 2022
Archaeologists with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have uncovered an ancient pottery workshop in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. It is believed that this workshop dates to the beginning of the Roman period. Remains of coins, rounded vessels and figurines have been found in the workshop. According to archaeologists, this site was chiefly used for crafting amphorae, which are ancient Greek jars with a large oval body, narrow cylindrical neck and two handles that rise almost to the level of the mouth. Numerous buildings were found at the site including an area that contained a group of kilns. Archaeologists believe that the place was used for lime production and even as a cemetery after the manufacture of ceramic items ended.