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Late Roman kiln for pottery production

In the 1980s the Kuwaiti team working at the site surveyed the area marked ‘slag’ on Grenfell and Hunt’s early plan, a kilometre north of the modern village, and located some 40 kilns used for the production of pottery. These kilns appear to be of late Roman date (fifth or sixth century AD). The one shown in the Ashmolean display preserves its floor supports, consisting of deliberately-cut amphora necks.

© G.Fehervari; unpublished