Strong Box From Pompeii

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Liana Miate
published on 15 September 2017
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An arca was a lockable strongbox for storing money and other valuables. Often placed in the atrium, the public area of the house, as a display of wealth and power. This one is decorated with a worshipper offering a sacrifice at an altar to the cult statue of a god.

From Pompeii. 1st century CE. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, (photo taken at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia)

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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