Roman Funerary Stela from Zurich

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 01 December 2018
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A father had this tombstone erected in memory of his little boy Lucius, who had died at the age of two. The inscription in Latin not only mentions the profession of the man, who was head of the Zurich customs post, but also of the Roman name of the city of Zurich: "Turicum." Funerary stela, stone. c. 180 CE. Originally erected in a cemetery and later reused as a building block at Lidenhof in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. (Landesmuseum, Z├╝rich).

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 01). Roman Funerary Stela from Zurich. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9622/roman-funerary-stela-from-zurich/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Roman Funerary Stela from Zurich." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 01, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9622/roman-funerary-stela-from-zurich/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Roman Funerary Stela from Zurich." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Dec 2018. Web. 15 Jun 2021.