Posted on behalf of Sally Grainger:
I am currently working on reconstructing the processors involved in manufacturing Roman fish sauce. The capacity of amphora generally is causing me problems as so litttle is known. the ADS site from Southhampton invariably says ' capacity unknown' There are a few Dr. 7-11 at the Museum of London but I am not allowed to put liquids in them and I suspect the alternative with rice doesnt quite do it. However i particularly I need to know what the average capacity of the urceii used to sell garum and liquamen in Pompeii. Can anyone help? Also the internal dimensions. Are they hollow right to the bottom? Can they stand when full? How narrow is the neck opening?/ how thick the walls at this point?