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The famous and important funeral stele of Marcus Caelius, decorated first centurion of the Legio XVIII, a native of Bologna, 53 and a half years, fell into the ambush of the Teutoburg Forest where they were destroyed legions XVII, XVIII and XIX, under the command of the Governor Quintilio Publius Varus.

Funeral stele showing the attributes of a surveyor, from the stela of Eburia, Fausto, Roman (stone). Museo della Civilta Romana, Rome, Italy

Marble statue of a helmed hoplite (5th century BC), maybe Leonidas, Sparta, Archæological Museum of Sparta, Greece.

Guernsey, Celtic burial chamber, Le Déhus Dolmen, more than 4000 years old,

Thracian gladiator, Roman Empire, 2nd half or 1st cent. AD

Statuette of a Serving Girl, c. 1323-1186 BC Egypt, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18 (1540-1296 BC) to Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BC)

Vessel terminating in the forepart of a lion, Achaemenid, 5th century B.C. Iran Gold

Landscape with temple. Roman fresco from the temple of Isis in Pompeii. Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples)

Gravestone for "Zosime, daughter of Herakleon", from Syria, late 1st century B.C. The hands on the stele symbolize her relatives' vow to avenge her death which was apparently not a natural one.

These handprints represent women who comitted Sati (alternatively, suttee), “a funeral practice among some Hindu communities in which a recently-widowed woman would either voluntarily or by use of force and coercion immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.”

Agrippina the Elder or Antonia the Younger 2nd Half of first Century, CE Marble, second half of 1st century, CE

Greek Spartan Helmet

Etruscan, about 500-480 BC Made in ancient Etruria, in modern Italy

Hittite stele C.1300BC

Roman death masks recovered from underwater excavations

The famous Portland Vase, a Roman cameo glass vase, was created sometime in the early 1st century B.C. It was first recorded as existing in 1601 as part of the collection of Cardinal del Monte in Italy. After his death, the Barberini family purchased it. In 1778, it was purchased by Sir William Hamilton, British Ambassador at the Court of Naples. He sold it to Margaret, dowager Duchess of Portland two years later. In 1786 her son lent it to Josiah Wedgwood.

Blessing goddess with Hathoric hairdress. Silver-plated bronze, Phoenician art, 8th century BC. Louvre Museum, Paris. Photographer: Marie-Lan Nguyen

Statue, Wadjet (?) Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 25–26 Date: ca. 712–525 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Bronze or copper all

Pre-Achaemenid Silver and Gold Vessel in the Form of a Hero and a Winged Bull Found in Eastern Anatolia,Mesopotamia,and western Iran in the beginning of the 1st millennium BC

Stele carved with a stylized human face. South Arabian characteristics, alabaster, South Arabian peninsula circa 3rd-1st century BC

Ancient Egyptian stela of Mentuwoser; shows Mentuwoser before a funeral banquet, with his relations offering food; hieroglyphs describe his deeds. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)