Chapter 4, Roman Memorial of Death

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Chapter 4, 78 AD to 306 AD –  Roman Memorial of Death

Burying and burning the dead was alike practised in Roman Britain. Herodian says that when the emperor Severna died at York, his body was burnt, and the ashes were placed with aromatics in an alabaster urn, and carried to Rome. Cinerary urns, of a hard, dark coloured ware, have been dug up, sometimes with leaden cases in which they were inclosed. Others showed traces of having been inclosed in a chest of wood, while some were Read More >>>

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