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This is a replica of a Roman Mortarium. It was used in the kitchen for mixing food and for grinding up seeds and herbs. The surface inside was covered with grit. It helped grind up the contents. There is a spout for pouring out any liquid. What do you think is a modern version of this?

3rd Dec 2008

Design and Technology, English, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2

Roman, pottery, mortarium, grind, grit, food, liquid, seeds, herbs, cooking

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