Sunday, 17 July 2022

Ancient Roman sarcophagi

2 ancient Roman sarcophagi were unearthed close to Rome’s football stadium in 2017. The marble coffins boast elaborate bas-reliefs and were probably the final resting place of the children of a wealthy Roman family. Discovered by chance when an energy utility company started digging in the area, they appear to date from the third or fourth century AD.
Ancient artifacts are routinely discovered beneath the streets of Rome during construction and maintenance work.

The Ludovisi sarcophagus
In 2015, a routine operation to repair gas pipes beneath a street in the capital revealed the remains of a 2,000-year-old villa, complete with frescoed walls.
A Roman sarcopagus was found at Blenheim Palace
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