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Quick Guide 9-B: Evolution of Sarcophagus, Archaeological Museums of Istanbul

By Daniel Stein, 06/22/2016
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Archaeological Museums of Istanbul host a very large collection of sarcophagi. The word derives from Assos stone in which dead bodies decayed faster. That's why it means flesh-eating stone. The Roman period sarcophagi were made of marble with bas-reliefs on the sides.


I watched this twice but did not hear anything about Assos stone speeding up the decay process. Am I missing something?

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