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Roman Serpent Vase

Here is a marble vase crafted by unknown Roman master artisans in the latter half of the 2nd century A.D.  Two beautiful sinuous snakes coil around the edges of a sumptuous ogee shaped body.  195 more words


POSTMORTEM COLLECTIBLES (Schiffer Book for Collectors) by C.L Miller

This is a fantastic book for those of you who are interested in the history of postmortem practises. It is intended to be educational and interesting rather than a morbid read but its contents may be upsetting to some readers. 84 more words



Somewhere low the traveler in his hat
asks directions, higher up, death on her horse
with her wings and compass, paid mourners
on the upper level in their muu-muus… 70 more words


29/4/16 - Via Latina

The Hypogeum of Via Dino Campani, Via Latina is infrequently opened to visitors. We were privileged to be able to visit this stunning this funerary complex. 69 more words

K'lee and Dale's Cosmic Photo Challenge: Stone

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

Sofia left the world too soon. This marble bust of a young girl named Sofia is in a family crypt in the cemetery on San Michele, near Venice, Italy. 24 more words


CFFC: Doors or Drawers

At Death’s Doors

Doors to the ossuary niches at the cemetery on the island of San Michele, near Venice, Italy. The island serves as Venice’s active cemetery. 170 more words