Schlagwort-Archive: Late Antiquity

How to bury somebody – Conference on Late Antique funerary research

Funerary practices and epitaphs are key factors in the understanding of cultural transformation processes. Late Antiquity was doubtlessly one of such transitional phases. Still, the knowledge of burial habits of this period is very uneven. Researchers at Heidelberg University’s Collaborative Research Centre 933 “Material Text Cultures” have organized a conference to draw a more complete picture of sepulchral habits and to give a Mediterranean-wide overview of Late Antique funerary landscapes. The event with the title “Funerary Landscapes of the Late Antique oecumene – Contextualizing Epigraphic and Archeological Evidence of Mortuary Practices” will be held from May 30 to the 1st of June in Heidelberg.

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