The Italian news site Libero reported today on the newest lead sarcophagus from the site of Gabii, an archaeological site located in the Roman suburbs. In 2009, the team found the first lead sarcophagus - a unique style in the Roman world, as it was folded over like a burrito (see below). No pictures have yet been released of the newest discovery. As the bioarchaeologist of the Gabii Project, I'm super cheesy excited. More news to come, I hope!
|The original lead burrito:|
Imperial-period tomb from Gabii
(photo by Jeff Becker, hosted at NatGeo)