Amphorae were pottery vessels created to hold and transport goods in the Greek and Roman world; some were even highly decorative and given as prizes, or used to hold the ashes of the dead. Join me as I delve into the vessels of history...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Roger II's Mantle lining
Back to the trivia, now that we've all had fun drooling over the coronation mantle of Roger II. Let's turn our attention back to something more macabre.
What famous philosopher's skull was found to be missing in 1819 when his coffin was opened nearly two centuries after his death? (Hint: the skull itself, now found, has had an interesting history all its own)