Crushed Skull and Headdress from Ur
This crushed skull and its surrounding elaborate headdress was excavated (en bloc) from one of the royal cemeteries...
Curses & Fines On Epitaphs
In antiquity, apart from thieves, tombs were also damaged by people of low economic status. While thieves damaged tombs...
Découverte de deux nouvelles tombes de l'Ancien Empire à Saqqara
Fausse-porte de Shendouai Une mission archéologique égyptienne vient de mettre au jour deux tombes de l’Ancien...
Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt
Dr. Salima Ikram's Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt is among the best works on the subject presently on the market...
Death Mask of Agamemnon
The so-called death mask of Agamemnon - the king of Mycenae in Homer's Iliad. Gold funeral mask from Grave Circle...
Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece
Death's Mansions: The Columbaria of Imperial Rome
A columbarium is an underground chamber, which the Romans used for preserving the ashes of the dead. During the...
Disease and death in the ancient city of Rome
This paper surveys textual and physical evidence of disease and mortality in the city of Rome in the late republican...
Plastered and painted wood sarcophagus from the Greco-Roman period. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Egyptian Burial Shroud
Plastered and painted linen burial shroud, XXVI Dynasty. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)