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The Art of the Catacombs  

Fabrizio Bisconti

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The art of the catacombs was born in Rome between the second and third centuries and is manifested especially in the pictorial decorations of the cubicula and other hypogeal environments. ... More

Burials and Human Remains of the Eastern Mediterranean in Early Christian Context  

Sherry C. Fox and Paraskevi Tritsaroli

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
This chapter examines the contribution of the contextual study of human skeletal remains of Early Christian burials in the eastern Mediterranean. Bioarchaeological studies of sites in ... More

The Catacombs  

Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The Roman catacombs, dated to the early third century, are characterized by regular plans that made the best use of available space. In the late third and fourth centuries, the catacombs ... More

Child Sacrifice in the Ancient Andes: Power and Sociopolitical Dynamics in Antiquity  

Deborah Blom

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
While reports of child sacrifice in the ancient Andes are often sensationalized to captivate popular audiences, the study of the practice provides archaeologists with an important means of ... More

Constructing the Invisible: Light and Darkness in the Topography of Hades  

Athanasia Zografou

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Oct 2017
In ancient Greek thought, Hades constitutes, inter alia, the incarnation of the invisible— an apparent contradiction of efforts to represent the dark kingdom of the lord of dead. After a ... More

Death  

Timothy Taylor

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
Death is a broader subject within the archaeology of ritual and religion than recognizable funerary rites. The intersect between death and belief has resulted in many of the most ... More

Sunlight, Divination, and the Dead in Aegean Ritual Tradition  

Lucy Goodison

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Sep 2017
Study of orientation in Bronze Age Cretan buildings has revealed long-overlooked sunrise alignments at the Palace of Knossos; while the recording of dawn alignments at the Mesara-type ... More

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