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photoblog image Knossos - Pithoi

Knossos - Pithoi

 

These (partially reconstructed) giant "pithoi", containers for olive oil and other liquids, were found in the "Magazines" area of the Palace. It is estimated that  400 of these containers were stored there, with a total capacity of 78,000 litres.

Knossos - Pithoi

 

These (partially reconstructed) giant "pithoi", containers for olive oil and other liquids, were found in the "Magazines" area of the Palace. It is estimated that  400 of these containers were stored there, with a total capacity of 78,000 litres.

comments (9)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Jun 2018, 00:17
Jolies jarres. Dommage qu'elles soient cachées par la grille.
That's a lot of spittoons...smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2018, 06:32
I imagine they would have held wine, too?
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Jun 2018, 06:36
Blimey this is amazing Tom
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Jun 2018, 08:12
Wonderfully designed and incredible quantity.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jun 2018, 08:26
Lots of handles, so that a number of people can help with moving them.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jun 2018, 09:46
This is wonderful, Tom. Amazing craftsmanship.
That is a lot of oil.
That's a lot of olive oil

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