Tombs in ancient Rome were structures of varying dimensions (holding individual bodies and/ or ashes of deceased or containing entire households or communities) that were the focus of daily and annual rituals. Burial plots would range from pauper fields on the Esquiline hills to the massive concrete tombs once faced with marble panels 20-25 meters high on the Via Appia. Traditionally located outside the pomerium (Rome’s sacred boundary), tombs were in many shapes and scale, from the subterranean columbarium tombs to the large-scale tombs of famous, power individuals, like the Tomb of Caecilia Metella on the Via Appia.
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