22 Nov, 2012 @ 11:09
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Roman jug found behind Estepona high street

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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.

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