In the burial practices of ancient Rome and Roman funerary art, marble and
limestone sarcophagi elaborately carved in relief were characteristic of elite ...
A sarcophagus (meaning “flesh-eater” in Greek) is a coffin for inhumation burials,
widely used throughout the Roman empire starting in the second century A.D. ...
The sarcophagus sculptures are vehicles for remembrance. These images, the
correlatives of dreams of a hoped-for future, reclaim the past and keep it alive.
Garland Sarcophagus. Zoom Select the image to zoom. Starting in the second
century, Romans began to favor inhumation, or burial, rather than cremation, and
Feb 27, 2014 ... Brooklyn prosecutors have filed court papers to seize an ancient Roman
sarcophagus that had been illegally excavated in Italy more than 30 ...
By Ben Russell in Roman Sarcophagi and Roman Art.
Battle of the Romans and Barbarians (Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus), c. 250-260
C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano-Palazzo Altemps, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Steven
Oct 22, 2013 ... The Roman sarcophagus known as the Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus,
discovered near the Porta Tiburtina in Rome. The front scene depicts ...
Living with Myths is an important and most welcome book on a major category of
Roman monuments that, especially in the scholarly literature in English, has ...
A sarcophagus (the Greek word means "flesh eater") was a stone box, or coffin, in
which a body was placed for interment in Greek and Roman times.