2,400-year-old baby bottle found in Italy
Published on December 31st, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks1
Known as guttus, the unique vessel dates back about 2,400 years, when the “heel” of Italy was inhabited by the Messapian people, a tribal group who migrated from Illyria (a region in the western part of the Balkan peninsula) around 1000 B.C.
Featuring pointy ears and human-like eyes, the pig-shaped guttus featured terracotta rattles in its tummy to apparently encourage the baby to sleep after the meal.
Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Archaeological Superintendency of Puglia