Mike Aquilina

Those Well-Dressed Corpses in Rome

Friday June 30th 2006, 7:30 am

Those of you who are waiting breathlessly for more small details on the recent catacomb discovery in Rome should visit PhDiva — Dorothy King’s Archaeology Blog. Dr. King translates the most recent coverage from the Italian press. It seems that the piles of well-dressed corpses died in an epidemic rather than a persecution, as was first hypothesized. Dr. King says that the newly found corridors are filled with graffiti, which will be published in time. That’s very cool. We have lots to look forward to.

PhDiva also puts us onto Constantine the Great, described as “a major international exhibition” at the Yorkshire Museum in England, running till October 29. The museum’s site gives details.