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Kent Archaeological Review extract

Blackfriars -- Amphorae (TQ 3167 7969).
by G J Dawson.

It has recently been reported that these amphorae were Roman. When, however, they were looked at by experts it was seen that they were post-Mediaeval Spanish Olive Jars, confirmed by their association with late 18th century pottery and medical equipment. That the site agent regarded them as Roman is not surprising when one learns that in Spanish Museums they are still displayed in the Roman sections. The inference drawn from the fact that they were in a Roman area, of course, is no longer tenable.

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