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1. Sarcophagus on a pillar

2. Roman theatre

3. Xanthian obelisk

4. Grand structures to the east

5. Tombs in the forest

6. In the British Museum

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Sarcophagus on a pillar

Xanthos, Turkey

Not often are graves put on pillars, and the two examples here are quite unique. They are assumed to date to the 3rd century BCE. Upon modern-day excavataions, traces of the corpse were actually found inside the sarcophagus, together with pottery placed here with the burial. The inside contains a relief from the 6th century BCE showing games acted out in conjunction with the funeral.

Xanthos, Turkey

Marble decorations on the Harpy Tomb.

By Tore Kjeilen