the olive press
Spain's best English daily news website
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Subscribe: RSS or Email

Roman jug found behind Estepona high street

PUBLISHED: November 22, 2012 at 11:09 am  •  LAST EDITED: December 31, 2012 at 7:42 am
Andalucia, Malaga  •  0 Comments

Roman jug found behind Estepona high street

• Photo by Tomas Puerta Reyes

Do you have news for us?
Click to contact the newsdesk!

EXCLUSIVE by Mason Jones

A ROMAN jug has been unearthed behind Estepona high street.

A team of archaeologists discovered the ancient artifact yesterday morning close to the town’s shopping area.

Sailing instructor Tomas Reyes spotted the organised dig outside his house and took the snap above.

“It was very interesting, it must be at least 2,000 years old.

“I asked if I could take a picture as they found it,” said Reyes.

Romans used the containers to transport liquids such as water, wine, oil and honey.

Larger jugs, or amphoras were used to store grain and other food staples.

Romans conquered Spain for 700 years from 200 BC, using containers like this to transport food from North Africa and across Spain.

Did you like this? Share it:

Reader Comments »

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Olive Press.

Messages will be moderated or deleted if they:
• Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
• Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
• Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
• Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court
• Advertise products or services for profit or gain
• Are seen to impersonate someone else
• Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
• Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
• If you have a complaint about a comment please email [email protected]

 Back to the Top

Read Our Latest Print Edition »

Read More Olive Press Back Issues Online »