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(Some Guy)   No snark here, just a flawless 2,000 year old Roman bowl found in the Netherlands   (arkeonews.net) divider line
    More: Cool, Archaeology, Rhine, Netherlands, Nijmegen's Winkelsteeg, remains of dwellings, Germany, blue glass bowl, magnificent Roman  
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5466 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jan 2022 at 2:05 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-28 9:47:33 PM  
Unfortunately it's one of a pair, so unless you can find the other one it's really not worth much.

I'll give you tree-fiddy. Best I can do.
 
2022-01-28 10:15:32 PM  
That's a nice bowl. Also, that's a site I've not seen before.
 
2022-01-28 11:27:19 PM  
How does a buried glass bowl not get cracked by shifting ground over 2000 years?
How did the excavator in the picture not just smash it when they were digging?
How did it end up buried in pristine condition in the first place?
So many questions.
 
2022-01-29 1:30:20 AM  
"Made in Taiwan"
 
2022-01-29 2:06:51 AM  

a far candle: How does a buried glass bowl not get cracked by shifting ground over 2000 years?
How did the excavator in the picture not just smash it when they were digging?
How did it end up buried in pristine condition in the first place?
So many questions.


It was preserved in that nice foam and plastic container.
 
2022-01-29 2:08:59 AM  
If you want something to last a long time, it will need a lot of ribbing.
 
2022-01-29 2:10:27 AM  

mrparks: If you want something to last a long time, it will need a lot of ribbing.


Does that apply to condoms?

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2022-01-29 2:11:35 AM  
I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.
 
2022-01-29 2:14:17 AM  
Think someone plundered it, buried it, and then it was forgotten about?  How does such a thing just end up in the ground?
 
2022-01-29 2:18:38 AM  

profdc9: Think someone plundered it, buried it, and then it was forgotten about?  How does such a thing just end up in the ground?


This just came to mind:

That Belongs in a Museum
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2022-01-29 2:19:44 AM  

The_Sponge: mrparks: If you want something to last a long time, it will need a lot of ribbing.

Does that apply to condoms?

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When I make a dick joke it'll be a big one.
 
2022-01-29 2:23:09 AM  

mrparks: The_Sponge: mrparks: If you want something to last a long time, it will need a lot of ribbing.

Does that apply to condoms?

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When I make a dick joke it'll be a big one.


I LOL'd.
 
2022-01-29 2:23:16 AM  

profdc9: Think someone plundered it, buried it, and then it was forgotten about?  How does such a thing just end up in the ground?


Probably in a grave....

TFA: "The Winkelsteeg excavation has also uncovered Roman settlement tombs as well as a smattering of grave goods such as numerous vessels, cups, and jewelry."

...and there you go.
 
2022-01-29 2:27:15 AM  

The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.


Check the bottom to see if it's microwave safe before you heat anything in it.
 
2022-01-29 2:28:37 AM  

thehellisthis: The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.

Check the bottom to see if it's microwave safe before you heat anything in it.


Lulz.
 
2022-01-29 2:28:58 AM  
Damn. 2000 years, and this happens

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2022-01-29 2:33:12 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Damn. 2000 years, and this happens

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Fix it with roman glue
 
2022-01-29 2:34:25 AM  

The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.


I see your whole milk, and raise you half n half.
 
2022-01-29 2:35:11 AM  
It looks like that bowl at grandma's filled with stale butter mints.
 
2022-01-29 2:35:56 AM  
why roman expats from year 22 got nicer bowls than me
 
2022-01-29 2:43:39 AM  
It really makes it seem more real when you see something complete.
 
2022-01-29 2:52:28 AM  

The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.


Nah. Needs something classy, like grated carrots and pineapple in orange jello.
 
2022-01-29 2:52:46 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Damn. 2000 years, and this happens

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2022-01-29 3:05:43 AM  
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2022-01-29 3:06:06 AM  
Blue glass? Must be from Kentucky.
Stolen from a Beatles movie. Yellow Submarine, I think.
 
2022-01-29 3:11:23 AM  

Thosw: The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.

Nah. Needs something classy, like grated carrots and pineapple in orange jello.


What about Chex Mix)
 
2022-01-29 3:36:26 AM  

Hubris Boy: Unfortunately it's one of a pair, so unless you can find the other one it's really not worth much.

I'll give you tree-fiddy. Best I can do.


I have the other half of the set. Got it from Sham-wow guy for bail money.
 
2022-01-29 3:37:32 AM  
Empires rose and fell. But what's still here? What stands the test of time?

Blue bowl with ridges.
 
2022-01-29 3:53:29 AM  
Can't figure what "Roman bowl" is the euphemism for.
 
2022-01-29 4:03:52 AM  

BuckTurgidson: It looks like that bowl at grandma's filled with stale butter mints.


Thosw: The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.

Nah. Needs something classy, like grated carrots and pineapple in orange jello.


Ambrosia.

/I wouldn't be surprised if many Farkers' grandmas used blue bowls like that to serve ambrosia.
 
2022-01-29 4:08:56 AM  
Uhg, those ribbed bowls were soo late B.C.E.
 
2022-01-29 4:23:02 AM  

Slaxl: It really makes it seem more real when you see something complete.


Certainly, and the most when it's in great condition like this. What I really love in when you can see the individual in the craft, be it DaVinci's fingerprint in a painting, an uneven stich in cloth, or like this, the slightly different beveled edges on those ribs.
 
2022-01-29 5:00:34 AM  
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Nonplussed.
 
2022-01-29 5:27:14 AM  
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2022-01-29 5:30:53 AM  
I have one.
 
2022-01-29 6:24:28 AM  

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Nonplussed.


WTF?! I don't follow sports, is he a burn victim? And what's up with his hair?
So many questions...
 
2022-01-29 6:43:41 AM  
What's a Roman bowl?

Usually around 180.
 
2022-01-29 6:51:21 AM  

a far candle: How does a buried glass bowl not get cracked by shifting ground over 2000 years?


In the Netherlands the ground doesn't shift. It oozes.
 
2022-01-29 7:32:07 AM  

a far candle: How does a buried glass bowl not get cracked by shifting ground over 2000 years?
How did the excavator in the picture not just smash it when they were digging?
How did it end up buried in pristine condition in the first place?
So many questions.


Have you seriously never seen how archeological digs work?  They're not going at it with a pick-axe and shovel.  They use tiny brushes, picks and scrapers to slowly remove the soil and document everything they find.
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2022-01-29 7:41:18 AM  
Of course it's in great condition. It sat in someone's china cabinet, unused, for 2000 years.
 
2022-01-29 7:56:23 AM  
Blackadder-The Blue Stone of Galveston
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2022-01-29 8:01:01 AM  

The_Sponge: Thosw: The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.

Nah. Needs something classy, like grated carrots and pineapple in orange jello.

What about Chex Mix)


Chex mix in jello?  You're a monster.
 
2022-01-29 8:02:15 AM  

NDP2: BuckTurgidson: It looks like that bowl at grandma's filled with stale butter mints.

Thosw: The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.

Nah. Needs something classy, like grated carrots and pineapple in orange jello.

Ambrosia.

/I wouldn't be surprised if many Farkers' grandmas used blue bowls like that to serve ambrosia.


My grandmother was short on two thousand year old artifacts.
 
2022-01-29 8:11:37 AM  
"Archaeologists discovered residue in the bowl showing that Romans enjoyed eating Grape Nuts."

\kill it with fire
 
2022-01-29 8:15:21 AM  

thehellisthis: The_Sponge: I have an urge to fill it with Frosted Flakes and whole milk.

Check the bottom to see if it's microwave safe before you heat anything in it.


They're Dutch so it's oven safe.
 
2022-01-29 8:24:26 AM  

bighairyguy: What's a Roman bowl?

Usually around 180.


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2022-01-29 8:26:09 AM  
The Romans were trying to get the bowl north up the road to Arnhem to cut off the Barbarians buffet plans but it was a bowl too blue.
 
2022-01-29 9:01:06 AM  

Hubris Boy: Unfortunately it's one of a pair, so unless you can find the other one it's really not worth much.

I'll give you tree-fiddy. Best I can do.


Odd coincidence.  I bought one for a dollar yesterday exactly like that at the Dollar Store.
 
2022-01-29 9:02:41 AM  

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Romans Eat Donuts?
 
2022-01-29 9:12:46 AM  
It's always in the last place you look
 
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