Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Painted Roman Tomb Found in Corinth

A Roman period tomb containing vivid murals was found in January 2012 during excavation work on the new highway between Corinth-Patras in Greece, according to a report in Το ΒHMA newspaper.

The underground chamber tomb has been dated stylistically to the 3rd century CE and measures 2.40 x 2.30 metres internally. The roof, which has been partially damaged is barrel vaulted. There are two decorated sarcophagi, one of which is not well preserved, but the other contains a picture of a beautiful young woman lying on a bed. Within the sarcophagus were two urns, one of which contained a female burial.


1 comment:

S.R.Orsulak said...

This is fantastic. I wonder who she was and she must of come from a rich family. I will have to check this site out.