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Ancient Greek burial customs

Greek Funeral Customs, From Ancient Times to Today

The funeral and burial customs of the ancient Greeks, and even the Greeks of today, are and were so very different to those in other parts of the world that they hold a fascination for many today. Originally closely linked...

Ancient Greek “Nestor’s Cup” Contained Remains of Three People

An ancient Greek grave with a Nestor's Cup that was believed to contain the remains of a child has recently been found to be the burial place of three adults. Ancient Greeks normally buried their loved ones in pithoi, large...

Ancient Greek Necropolis in Croatia Dates Back to Fourth Century AD

The gardens of a seventeenth-century Croatian palace were the setting for an ancient necropolis, where human remains were found in pithoi.