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ARCH_Plague's Mass Grave Comparanda

Burial Offerings during Plague // More than 2000 years ago a Typhoid plague gripped the Greek city of Athens in the midst of the 30-year Peloponnesian War. Nearly a third of Athens' population succumbed to the disease. A mass grave was discovered beneath the Kerameikos cemetery in 1994, containing at least 150 bodies buried contrary to tradition in haphazard piles with few burial offerings. The few vases found there date roughly to 430 B.C., coinciding with Thucydides' report of a plague in the city. Similar vases can be found in Bryn Mawr's collection and can be used to illustrate this history. A summary article is available here: https://archive.archaeology.org/online/news/kerameikos.html

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Attic White-Ground Miniature Lekythos (Oil Bottle)


Clay

Accession Number: 2008.6.5
Greece Attic

Attic White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Bottle)

Beldam Painter
Clay

Accession Number: P.326
Greece Attic

Attic White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Bottle)

Beldam Painter
Clay

Accession Number: P.2769
Greece Greek, Athenian

Attic White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Bottle)

Haimon Painter
Clay

Accession Number: P.1853
Greece Attic

Attic White-Ground Lekythos (Oil Bottle)


Clay

Accession Number: P.2149
Greece Attic

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