Friday, 17 August 2018

Young Roman woman buried with beauty essentials for the afterlife

The LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn in Germany announced that they have unearthed a 1,700-year-old sarcophagus containing the remains of a young Roman woman buried alongside "essentials" for her journey into the afterlife: elegant glass perfume bottles, a makeup palette, a decorative knife, beaded and pearl necklaces, and a silver hand mirror.
Bone needles with golden heads.The discovery of the sarcophagus was made at Z├╝lpich, known in Roman times as Tolbiacum, along an ancient Roman road in what is now western Germany. The stone coffin dates to the third century CE. Burials as extravagant as this were only reserved for wealthy Roman elites in northern provinces. The woman was thought to be between 25 and 30 years old.