Roman jar mystery full of holes
Published on August 29th, 2011 | by Admin0
“Everyone’s stumped by it,” Katie Urban, one of the researchers at the London, Ontario, museum, told LiveScience. “We’ve been sending it around to all sorts of Roman pottery experts and other pottery experts, and no one seems to be able to come up with an example.”
The jar may have held rodent snacks for ancient Romans, or even served as a lamp, the researchers speculate, though no theory definitively holds water.
Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Katie Urban, Museum of Ontario Archaeology