An Examination of Three Roman Funerary Urns

By
Monika Lay
Monika Lay ('13) is an undergraduate student in Archaeology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Johns Hopkins. She is the President of the Archaeology Club and has worked at the Archaeological Museum since her sophomore year. She will begin a Master's degree in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 2013.
The three Roman urns as displayed in the Archaeological Museum

The three Roman urns as displayed in the Archaeological Museum

An Examination of Three Roman Funerary Urns

This paper will discuss the results of the examination of the three Roman funerary urns in the museum collection. During the course of this research, the cremated remains in each urn compartment was examined, determining how many individuals were present and their approximate ages and sexes. These urns were also compared with urns in other museum collections.

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