|Monte Testaccio, looking southwest, with the Tiber River at top right.|
|Amphorae in a model of an ancient ship's hull.|
|Giovanni Spina demonstrates the layering of potsherds.|
|Archeological dating shows the hill was built up to about 40 meters by 170 AD,|
when they started over again from ground level
|Above, southwest side of Monte Testaccio from street level.|
Below, on the north side of the hill the carefully stacked and terraced
amphora pieces could scarcely be more compact.
|Potsherds everywhere. |
Below, a bit of pigment remains on a section of rim.
|The site of a recent archeological shaft.|
|Above, a white coating of lime shades many pieces.|
Below, finger marks left nearly two millennia ago.
|The arcades of ancient horrea are preserved along the Tiber.|
|Inside a section of Imperial Roman warehouse in Testaccio.|
|Atop Monte Testaccio. A cross marks the summit.|
|The archeological site's|
entrance ramp honors Dressel.
|Dressel 20 amphorae found near the base of Monte Testaccio.|
|A handle stamped with the producing pottery's initials.|
|Two bottom tips, with the inside view showing the plug closing the drying hole.|
|This monument to the amphora welcomes those heading into Testaccio on Via Marmorata.|
[The amphora fountain has been moved to the site of the old covered market in Piazza Testaccio.]
|Above, a panino shop (pane imbottito means stuffed bread).|
Below, a window into the hill in the restaurant Flavio al Velavevadetto.