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by Archaeology Newsroom

The evolution of clay lamps from the Early Christian Age to the End of the Byzantine Era

Lamps,a necessary daily object, were produced in large quantities and their use was continuous. During pagan antiquity they present a limited variety of shapes, while after the spreading of Christianity their production decreased owing to the wide use of candles, a habit that as a result introduced a new but indispensable object, the candlestick.