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Articles in this category focus on particular objects, which are examined in close detail and may serve as the jumping off point for further discussion.

Painted tombs from Porano

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Painted tombs from Porano

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The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.

Grieve for Mnesarete

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Grieve for Mnesarete

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Grave stelae can bring us face to face with people from the past. Take, for example, the gravestone of Mnesarete, daughter of Socrates.

Sarcophagus of the Brothers

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Sarcophagus of the Brothers

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A large fragment of a marble Roman sarcophagus portrays the deceased as a generally fortunate man who had been happily married.

The grave stele of Demetrius

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The grave stele of Demetrius

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A closer look at a stele from the fourth century BC, currently in Munich, that marked the grave of Demetrius, who probably died in battle.

The blinding of Polyphemus

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The blinding of Polyphemus

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A scene on an amphora from Eleusis, near Athens, is the earliest representation of the blinding of Polyphemus by Odysseus and his men.