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Two Roman sarcophagi discovered near the Olympic Stadium in Rome


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Daniel Esparza - published on 08/28/17

These new archaeological findings date back to the 3rd and 4th centuries.

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Two sarcophagi in marble, one of them richly decorated with an intricately engraved bas-relief, was found in a preliminary archaeological excavation near the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

Because of the size and ornamentation of these sarcophagi, the archaeologists have already been able to affirm that they correspond to the burials of children, most likely from a prominent Roman family.

According to the article published by, the Special Superintendency of Rome announced the discovery, explaining “at a first analysis, the marble findings may date back to the 3rd-4th century BC, but dating can only be confirmed after a thorough examination.”

You can read the original note, in Italian, here.

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