Pottery from Ai
Most of the artifacts uncovered by the archaeologists who excavated Ai were pieces of pottery. Pottery was an important material in the daily life and work of the people of Ai. It was used for cooking, storage, and transportation. They also used pottery in their cult practices and burial customs. There was a difference in quality between the common everyday pottery, and the fine pottery used for religiously significant purposes. Here's just a sample of the many pieces uncovered at Ai.