This African reed frog was collected on the west coast of Africa.
This is the handle from an ‘amphora’ storage jar.
This is the most complete amphora discovered from Roman Exeter.
The writing stamped onto this handle reads ‘Q.
This is part of a large storage vessel called an ‘amphora’ used for transporting olive oil into Roman Exeter from Spain.
This Roman amphora was used for transporting olive oil to the Roman fortress in Exeter.
This fragment of Roman amphora (shown on the left in the photograph) was used for transporting olive oil to the Roman fortress in Exeter.
This fragment of was part of an amphora used to import wine to the soldiers in the Roman fortress.
This is the handle from a Greek amphora storage jar.
This is an oinochoe, or jug, with a flat base, tall vertical handle and round splayed lip.
Scratched into the neck of this amphora are the words “bucket.
This amphora is typical of the type of vessel used to store liquid and food throughout the Greek and Roman world.
In ancient Egypt crocodiles were a constant danger to people living near the Nile.
Scarabs were a popular ancient Egyptian amulet associated with rebirth.
In ancient Egypt amulets were worn to protect the wearer or provide the wearer with the attributes represented by the amulet.
Amulets were worn to protect the wearer or provide the wearer with the attributes represented by the amulet.
Bes was an impish Egyptian god with many roles, including guarding houses from snakes and being a protector of family and childbirth.
The ‘djed’ pillar was an ancient Egyptian symbol of stability and was associated with the gods Ptah, Sokar and Osiris.
The eye of Horus, also called the wadjet, was an ancient Egyptian symbol of healing and protection.
The eye of Horus, or wadjet, was an ancient Egyptian symbol of healing and protection.
This silver ornament comes from the town of Nizwa in Oman.
In ancient Egypt the eye of Horus was a symbol of protection and was often worn as a good luck charm.