Skip to comments.Romans in Brazil During the Second or Third Century?
Posted on 10/17/2004 7:47:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
This is a discovery that has received little to no examination, much less validation, from the realm of mainstream archaeology, no doubt in part because Marx is not a Ph.D. archaeologist. Scouring the web for more information about this finding, I did find a reference to the discovery in an article from Dr. Elizabeth Lyding Will, an expert on Roman amphoras (clay vessels used to store and ship goods during the Roman era). Dr. Will apparently has a piece of an amphora recovered from Marx's Brazil discovery. Of it, she says:
The highly publicized amphoras Robert Marx found in the ship are in fact similar in shape to jars produced in kilns at Kouass, on the west coast of Morocco. The Rio jars look to be late versions of those jars, perhaps datable to the third century A.D. I have a large piece of one of the Rio jars, but no labs I have consulted have any clay similar in composition. So the edges of the earth for Rome, beyond India and Scotland and eastern Europe, remain shrouded in mystery.
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I think I'd read this article in the magazine (I'm a longtime subscriber) but must have missed that tidbit.The Roman Amphora:Twice a year London's Sunday Times phones me to ask if I know anything more about the Rio Wreck. The highly publicized amphoras Robert Marx found in the ship are in fact similar in shape to jars produced in kilns at Kouass, on the west coast of Morocco. The Rio jars look to be late versions of those jars, perhaps datable to the third century A.D. I have a large piece of one of the Rio jars, but no labs I have consulted have any clay similar in composition. So the edges of the earth for Rome, beyond India and Scotland and eastern Europe, remain shrouded in mystery.
Learning from Storage Jars
by Elizabeth Lyding Will
from that same page (which has a nice discussion of this):
Robert Marx' website (now gone, web archive version):
William Corliss' Science Frontiers:
One more, from that summary page, purported photos of two of the amphorae:
Dr. Will's bio page:
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Romans In Brazil During The Second Third Century?
Posted on 12/10/2003 8:37:14 PM EST by blam
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Some brief footage of Robert Marx and some of the amphorae, short discussion of the Bay of Jars in Brazil.
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