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Dr Maria Kneafsey, Finds Liaison Officer for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

The Dead Within the Walls: Burials and Boundaries in Late Antique Rome

Wednesday 20 May, 1-2pm
Djanogly Theatre

Museum

£3 (free concessions)


For centuries inhabitants of Rome buried or cremated their dead outside the city limits. The pomerium was the sacred boundary separating the living from the dead. From the fifth century AD burials began to creep inside the city, contravening Roman law and established practice. This talk examines why and how this change altered the fabric of the Eternal City.