Daphne Zeitz on thu 12 feb 98
The British Museum in London has an excellent collection of ancient lamps.
The lamps are quite lovely and varied in design. I am sure that the museum
could tell you about wicking and oils that were used. They have several
sites on the internet.
Good luck, Daphne
Claudia O Driscoll on tue 3 mar 98
For any who are still interested in the history, look and use of those
ancient lamps, there is an imformative article in the March/April 1998 issue
of 'Biblical Archaeology Review', page 40.
You can request this at your local library, via interlibrary loan if you do not