Whose Funeral is it Anyway? Alison Cooley talks about the real Abascantianus

In October 2015, the AshLI Project had great fun staging a Roman funeral in the Ashmolean Museum as part it’s DEADFriday event. You can see the video here.

As our corpse, we chose Tiberius Claudius Abascantianus, a name familiar to us from a beautiful inscribed funerary-urn in the Ashmolean collection, which we had recently put on display in our new columbarium installation. Now you can hear the lightening talk that Prof. Alison Cooley gave that night, explaining what we know about the real Abascantianus:

 

 

 

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