> I had thought that when amphorae were being transported on ships they
> were laid on their sides so that the points of one row fitted between
> the 'bellies' of the row beside them. This to stop them rolling
> around. However, my cousin-in-law says that there is a display in
> Barcelona Museum which shows amphorae being transported upright, with
> the points sunk in the ballast.
> Can anyone tell me which view is correct?
All I know is that when barrels were introduced, the size of cargo ships
went *down*. With amphorae, 40% of the cargo space is taken up by the
containers - with barrels it is 10%.