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small ancient Roman glass bottle

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

medicine holder

posted on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 10:19am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that is a cool thingy. is it realy old

posted on Tue, 05/08/2007 - 1:02pm
McKell's picture
McKell says:

This is a very cool anciant object.

posted on Wed, 05/09/2007 - 11:27am
Ella's picture
Ella says:

I think that it is pretty.

posted on Wed, 05/09/2007 - 11:42am
andy 13's picture
andy 13 says:

water jug

posted on Wed, 05/09/2007 - 1:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Vase of medicine

posted on Wed, 05/09/2007 - 2:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It's a bottle

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 11:04am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

do not look at the object of the month

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 11:27am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the object of the month is so cool look at it

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 12:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This is for storing fermented grapes, in other words, wine storage.

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 12:09pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Well, not really. This object was used to hold oils or perfume. Its narrow neck prevented them from evaporating too much.

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 12:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

is cool and is very small, but is worth a lot. its awsome, mysereouis, and its glass, but does not look like it.

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 12:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The Oil stuff is gonna get us! run for your lives! Holy guacamlole he is coming

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 1:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This loooks like it was maade by ancient greek phsycos

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 1:08pm
Carter Kitterman's picture
Carter Kitterman says:


posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 1:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You see kids. Glass bottles are dangerous things.

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 1:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love this place! the bottles cool!

posted on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 8:35pm
roanna cichy's picture
roanna cichy says:

i really like it it is so cool it looks like a test tube

posted on Fri, 05/11/2007 - 11:03am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

These bottles were used to contain large blue spirits, Genii robinwilliamsis. Upon release from the bottle, the resulting song-and-dance routine was considered part of ancient worship rituals. The presence of the culture of the ancient Disnii peoples,an indigenous tribe which appear to have worshipped a mouse god, is further understood with the discovery of this ancient artifact.

posted on Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:11pm
Bobrina's picture
Bobrina says:

Ancient Love holder of doom.

posted on Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Money Jar Holder

posted on Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:27pm
ben's picture
ben says:

I think it is a good piece of art!

posted on Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

tiny clay bottle

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 10:50am
Casey and Jill's picture
Casey and Jill says:

A Poem...

This thing is very old
It doesn't have very bold
I don't know what this is
I am not a whiz
Casey likes this a lot
He wishes that he got
There is a penny beside it.

Maybe it's a piggy bank.

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 11:26am
Jenn Glatt's picture
Jenn Glatt says:

The roman glass was a very important part of Ancient Roman history. It was used to serve wine to the kings.

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 12:00pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it is very old and came from a place far far away like in the movie shreik

posted on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 3:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is a bottle.

posted on Sun, 05/13/2007 - 12:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Very weird. What's it for?

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 12:10pm
Kristin's picture
Kristin says:

I think this bottle is the bottom of a bird bath!

posted on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 12:41pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Israeli archaeologists think they've discovered King Herod's tomb. (See video and a map)

Herod, elected "King of the Jews" by the Roman Senate, was a prolific builder. He expanded the Jewish Second Temple in Jerusalem. But he's also, according to the New Testament, the king who ordered the slaying of all infants in Bethlehem.

No skeletons or other remains have been found, but the archaeologists did uncover a sarcophagus--smashed to pieces by ancient vandals. The scientists think that Jewish rebels--in an act of symbolic vengeance against the Roman rulers they came to hate--probably destroyed the tomb some 70 years after Herod's death.

posted on Tue, 05/15/2007 - 10:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Rub the bottle, close your eyes, and wish for world peace. . .

posted on Tue, 05/15/2007 - 3:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This object is brown, it has a penny near it. The shape is wide at the bottom and skinny at the top

posted on Wed, 05/16/2007 - 12:13pm
jacqueline's picture
jacqueline says:

she drips the oil onto the ground
she says grace
she drips the oil from the top of the hill
she says grace
the glass bottle hears her prayer
absorbs the meaning
the bottle releases the message
she drips the oil from the heavens
she says grace

posted on Wed, 05/16/2007 - 12:19pm
Rosy Peltz(not my real name)'s picture
Rosy Peltz(not my real name) says:

wierd. takeing accont of the size, It mustv'e taken a long long long time to unearth it!

posted on Thu, 05/17/2007 - 9:38am
Taylor's picture
Taylor says:

This is a very nice piece of art!!!!

posted on Thu, 05/17/2007 - 9:56am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it looks like a bottle

posted on Thu, 05/17/2007 - 10:16am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Roman grindstone

posted on Thu, 05/17/2007 - 7:01pm
gwen's picture
gwen says:

It was made by hand.It`s very old.It was made a very long time ago.

posted on Fri, 05/18/2007 - 11:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it looks very wierd and dirty

posted on Fri, 05/18/2007 - 12:58pm
Meredith's picture
Meredith says:

I think it's very amazing item and cute!!!

posted on Fri, 05/18/2007 - 1:19pm
Selena's picture
Selena says:

its looks like some kind on ancient stone botle. maybe from the 17th century of even fartther back. well got to go ok

posted on Fri, 05/18/2007 - 2:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is really cool

posted on Sat, 05/19/2007 - 11:59am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

conservant oil bottle

posted on Sat, 05/19/2007 - 4:42pm
brittney's picture
brittney says:

it's from rome :)

posted on Sun, 05/20/2007 - 11:13am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

An amazing example of post-moden expressionist alien artifact from the future. Some day our grandparents will look at it and praise it and things that look exactly like it.

posted on Sun, 05/20/2007 - 12:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The small copper disk seems to have an image of a US president. How odd for a Roman artifact.

posted on Sun, 05/20/2007 - 12:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It's probably to hold some type of ointment or cosmetics.

posted on Sun, 05/20/2007 - 2:30pm
kim's picture
kim says:

this is cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Sun, 05/20/2007 - 4:01pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it looks kinda ancient maybe it is some kind of important part of some sivilivation!:)

posted on Mon, 05/21/2007 - 9:38am
Sarah's picture
Sarah says:

It's cool.

posted on Mon, 05/21/2007 - 12:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is the sweetest bottle ever...

posted on Mon, 05/21/2007 - 1:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is a type of bottle to hold an oil from long ago. The bottle held a very valuble oil.

posted on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 10:38am
gotchickensido's picture
gotchickensido says:

this is a really cool bottle like the kind my my makes. one kind she calles a tear drop bottle people used to cey into one of them at a funeral and bury them with the person that died. Another thing that it looks like is an oil canister.
I think that it is very beautiful

posted on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 11:19am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is a jar

posted on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 12:28pm
Carly's picture
Carly says:

Here we see an early 16th century stress-buster. Now made with slime, elastic, or gak, this object is fashioned from stone and was wrung in the hands over and over to relieve the everyday stress of cave living.

posted on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 3:55pm
McKinna's picture
McKinna says:

i think this bottle is ancient and mysterious, too

posted on Wed, 05/23/2007 - 11:50am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

cool um is it a water vase um ya a water vase

posted on Wed, 05/23/2007 - 12:34pm
Hunter's picture
Hunter says:

this vase looks like a object from the b.c.(before christ)

posted on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 9:38am
Jackie B.'s picture
Jackie B. says:

The object of the month is a Roman glass bottle. =)

posted on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 1:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it looks pretty awesome

posted on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 2:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This bottle dates to 75 A.D. and was found near Rome. It was likely brought to Rome on Paul's missionary journey.


posted on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 4:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it's a mail thing -back then they would put speacial letters in it

posted on Sat, 05/26/2007 - 10:25am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

why does it have a long neck?

posted on Sat, 05/26/2007 - 12:51pm
Pickles... WOW's picture
Pickles... WOW says:

Theory 1:
The bottle represents the rare marsupial duck. This duck has random spicks of high adrenaline, making it rather hyper and ... strange ... It's natural habitat is the northern glaciers of Nebraska. sing long strips of BBQ pork it can protect itself from the harsh rays of the sun. It's population is decreasing because the bremuda triangle is making it disappear. This rare speciamen is related to the modern day wombats.
Theory 2:
The bottle is from the ancient civilization of Roman genies who hid in bottles from mean people who did not want to do anywork and make the genies grant them wishes instead...MEAN PEOPLE...They were fractuous beings, the scourge of genie-kind!!

posted on Sat, 05/26/2007 - 2:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

whoo says it wasnt a simple decoration!!!! it could have been a comon household object after all wine was expensive

posted on Sat, 05/26/2007 - 3:28pm
Bill's picture
Bill says:

Perfumery, a dis-evaporative bottle

posted on Sat, 05/26/2007 - 6:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Nasty old clay gross bottle

posted on Sun, 05/27/2007 - 11:08am
chad doll's picture
chad doll says:

this object is just a small artifact from one of the largest empires in world history. From ages ago, very similar to what they have evolved to today.

posted on Sun, 05/27/2007 - 12:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it is old and looksnothing like glass... the penny is just for show. It looks like it was used to hold liquids, most likely ink.

posted on Sun, 05/27/2007 - 4:08pm
collie's picture
collie says:

this is a long neck like a giraffe

posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 12:26pm
michael jackson's picture
michael jackson says:

pot from the under ground you all

posted on Wed, 05/30/2007 - 1:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think the bottle looks like the bottom of something. It barely even looks like a bottle!

posted on Wed, 05/30/2007 - 1:51pm
Marcus's picture
Marcus says:

I think it is a cup.

posted on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 11:37am
mikayla's picture
mikayla says:

I think this is a interesting bottle it looks very old. good exzibit

posted on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 1:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hey i think this should be a meds holder if u agree plz post a commet

posted on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 1:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think it might be an empires drinking gourd

posted on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 2:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It looks like something you pour with.

posted on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 3:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

how was it made?

posted on Fri, 06/01/2007 - 9:44am