Death's Mansions: The Columbaria of Imperial Rome
[image:3146] A columbarium is an underground chamber, which the Romans used for preserving the ashes of the dead. During...
Fresco of Duck and Tripod, Columbarium 3, Vigna Codini
This fresco is on the first landing of the columbarium discovered in 1852 CE at the Vigna Codini, on the strip of land between...
Columbarium 1 at Vigna Codini: Loculi & Central Pillar
Columbarium, excavated in 1840 CE, on strip of land between Via Latina and Via Appia.
Staircase: Columbarium 1 Vigna Codini
Staircase leading to the underground chamber of Columbarium 1, Rome. The central pillar supporting the ceiling is at left...
View from Staircase of Central Pillar and Loculi, Columbarium 1, Vigna Codini
The loculi in the central pillar of this columbarium in Rome (discovered in 1940 CE) seem to have been reserved for...
Columbarium 3 at Vigna Codini: View of Double Staircase
This largely first-century CE columbarium in Rome, discovered in 1852 CE, was once lined with marble. It is very 'up-market'...