Fetal and Infant Burial in Classical Antiquity

Greco-Roman societies in classical antiquity required human remains to be buried outside of the city in large cemeteries called necropolises. The rules were more relaxed for neonates, babies, and children under 3 years old. From Gallo-Roman burials within home floors to a field of over 3400 pot burials in Greece, infant burials shed light on ancient children’s experiences.

Fetal and Infant Burial in Classical Antiquity

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