Roman graves discovered in the Netherlands

This video says about itself:

“I was not; I was; I am not; I don’t care.”

– A phrase commonly found on Roman graves.

Very little portrait art survives from the ancient world. This video displays a few examples of these portraits, as recovered by archaeologists from sites such as Al Fayyum in Egypt, and Pompeii and Ravenna in Italy.

From DutchNews:

Roman graves uncovered in IJsselstein

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Archaeologists have uncovered four untouched Roman graves on land earmarked for redevelopment near IJsselstein, south of Utrecht.

The graves date from the second century AD and are intact thanks in part to a thick covering of clay.

Archaeologists think the grave site is connected to the Roman fort which was situated some 200 meters away. It is the first time intact Roman graves have been found in the Netherlands.

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