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Death's Mansions: The Columbaria of Imperial Rome
[image:3146] A columbarium is an underground chamber, which...
The Columbarium at the Villa Wolkonsky, Rome
Before entering this columbarium, which is in the garden of the...
Cremated Ivory Cupids from a Funeral Couch, Rome
After cremation, the incinerated bones were picked out and sorted...
Columbarium Being Stripped Bare by 18th-Century Treasure Hunters
From the 15th-18th centuries CE, the many columbaria that lined...
Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Etching of a Columbarium
Although the title under this etching reads "camera sepolcrale...
Dancer with Conical Hat Holding Noisemaker, Columbarium Villa Pamphili
One finds such dancers (This one resembles a pop-eyed Pinocchio...
Rabbit Eating Leaves, Blackbird Eating a Cricket, Columbarium of Scribonius Menophilus
Charming frescoes decorate the walls of this first-century CE columbarium...
Staircase: Columbarium 1 Vigna Codini
Staircase leading to the underground chamber of Columbarium 1...
View from Staircase of Central Pillar and Loculi, Columbarium 1, Vigna Codini
The loculi in the central pillar of this columbarium in Rome (discovered...