Research in Encoding And Decoding of
Nomikos Conference Centre
16-20 June 2020
Amphorae, the urns painted blue in this image, are a fixture of Greek architectural and landscape design. The shapes date back to ancient times when they were a standard storage vessel for oil, grain, wine, and other goods, and were made by the thousand. Today, they are found as decorative planters, as in this photograph, where they have been painted blue to help them stand out against the gray-beige of the surrounding walls made with indigenous rocks.