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Archaic Burial Ground / Sepolcreto Arcaico

 
 
Archaic Burial Ground / Sepolcreto Arcaico Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
1. Archaic Burial Ground / Sepolcreto Arcaico Marker
Inscription.

Archaic Burial Ground
Numerous tombs dating to between the 9th and 7th centuries BC were excavated in this area in 1902, with two types of burials: cremations and inhumations. The former, the oldest tombs, usually contained a funerary urn in the form of a hut with the remains of the deceased; in the inhumations the body was buried directly in the earth or in wooden or tufa coffins. The funerary equipment found in the tombs (clay and bucchero vessels, bronze jewellery) is held in the Forum Antiquarium (display under preparation).

Sepolcreto Arcaico
In quest'area nel 1902 funoro scavate antichissime tombe databili tra il IX e il VII secolo a.C., con sepolture di due tipi: a cremazione e a inumazione. Nelle prime, pi antiche, si trova di solito un'urna cineraria a forma di capanna con i resti del defunto; nelle tombe a inumazione il cadavere era invece sepolto direttamente nella terra oppure in casse di legno o tufo. La suppellettile funebre rinvenuta nelle tombe (vasi di impasto, bucchero e monili di bronzo) conservata nell'Antiquario Forense (in allestimento).
 
Location. 41° 53.512′ N, 12° 29.21′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Touch for map. Marker and burial grounds are in the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via Sacra, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
 
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Archaic Burial Ground / Sepolcreto Arcaico Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2013
2. Archaic Burial Ground / Sepolcreto Arcaico Marker
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina in background
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. So-Called Carcer / Cosiddetto Carcer (a few steps from this marker); Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (a few steps from this marker); Regia (a few steps from this marker); So-Called Temple of Romulus / Tempio Detto di Romolo (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Roman Forum (within shouting distance of this marker); Altar of Caesar / Ara di Cesare (within shouting distance of this marker); Basilica Aemilia Entablature / Trabeazione (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rome Reborn: A Digital Model of Ancient Rome. (Submitted on June 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Roman Forum. (Submitted on June 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Forum Romanum. (Submitted on June 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ancient Roman Funeral Practices. (Submitted on June 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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